Oral contraceptives and the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal
  • Genes, BRCA1
  • Genes, BRCA2
  • Mutation

abstract

  • Among BRCA1 mutation carriers, women who first used oral contraceptives before 1975, who used them before age 30, or who used them for 5 or more years may have an increased risk of early-onset breast cancer. Oral contraceptives do not appear to be associated with risk of breast cancer in BRCA2 carriers, but data for BRCA2 carriers are limited.

authors

publication date

  • December 4, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12464649

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1773

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 94

number

  • 23