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The contraceptive Pill and cancer – a look behind today’s headlines

Category: Science blog August 1, 2014 25 comments

We take a brief look at what today’s study really shows about higher oestrogen Pills, and the bigger picture of the Pill and cancer risk

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The causes of cancer you can control

Category: Science blog December 7, 2011 63 comments

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash...

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The Pill and prostate cancer

Category: Science blog November 15, 2011 1 comment

This morning we woke up to headlines proclaiming that women taking the Pill could increase the risk of… prostate can...

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The Pill, pregnancy and cancer – making sense of the headlines

Category: Science blog October 26, 2011 2 comments

Are all ‘side effects’ bad for your health? In the case of the birth control Pill, it seems not. Today, a study that w...

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Why are breast cancer rates increasing?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2011 49 comments

Although more and more women are surviving, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and it has been on the rise ...

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Oestrogen causes DNA mutations – is this how it fuels cancer?

Category: Science blog January 12, 2009 Comments are closed

The evidence that the sex hormone oestrogen is involved in cancer is overwhelming. For example, breast cancer is more comm...

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