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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 of…

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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 cancer….

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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,…

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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…

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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 common…

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