Investigating the link between the pill and cancer

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Does the contraceptive pill increase the risk of cancer? The question has been asked ever since the pill was introduced, and is one that must worry almost every woman in the country. Small wonder that when the results of a long-term study, which began 40 years ago, came out in the autumn it made front-page headlines. As Phil Hannaford explains, answering the question was not straightforward.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationSignificance: statistics making sense
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


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