Prior oral contraceptive use associated with better outcomes for patients with ovarian cancer

Prior oral contraceptive use associated with better outcomes for patients with ovarian cancer

Patients who develop ovarian cancer appear to have better outcomes if they have a history of oral contraceptive use. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center oncologist Aminah Jatoi, M.D., discusses the study, Prior oral contraceptive use in ovarian cancer patients: Assessing associations with overall and progression-free survival, which was published in BMC Cancer in 2015, and its implications for treatment potential.


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