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Tubal Ligation and Incidence of 26 Site-Specific Cancers in the Million Women Study

Gaitskell, Kezia; Coffey, Kate; Green, Jane; Pirie, Kirstin; Reeves, Gillian K.; Ahmed, Ahmed A.; Barnes, Isobel; Beral, Valerieon behalf of the Million Women Study Collaborators

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: September 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 9 - p 539–540
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000525563.08750.03

(Abstracted from Br J Cancer 2016;114:1033–1037)

The risk of ovarian cancer is reduced in women who undergo tubal ligation. Although it has been suggested that tubal ligation is also associated with reduced risk of breast, endometrial, and cervical cancers, there is no clear evidence for these tumors.

Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford (K.G., K.C., J.G., K.P., G.K.R., I.B., V.B.); and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital (A.A.A.), Oxford, United Kingdom

Million Women Study Co-ordinating Centre Staff: Hayley Abbiss, Simon Abbott, Rupert Alison, Naomi Allen, Miranda Armstrong, Krys Baker, Angela Balkwill, Emily Banks, Isobel Barnes, Valerie Beral, Judith Black, Roger Blanks, Kathryn Bradbury, Anna Brown, Benjamin Cairns, Karen Canfell, Dexter Canoy, Andrew Chadwick, Barbara Crossley, Francesca Crowe, Dave Ewart, Sarah Ewart, Lee Fletcher, Sarah Floud, Toral Gathani, Laura Gerrard, Adrian Goodill, Jane Green, Lynden Guiver, Michal Hozak, Isobel Lingard, Sau Wan Kan, Oksana Kirichek, Nicky Langston, Bette Liu, Kath Moser, Kirstin Pirie, Gillian Reeves, Keith Shaw, Emma Sherman, Helena Strange, Sian Sweetland, Sarah Tipper, RuthTravis, Lyndsey Trickett, Lucy Wright, Owen Yang, Heather Young.

Million Women Study Advisory Committee: Emily Banks, Valerie Beral, Lucy Carpenter, Carol Dezateux, Jane Green, Julietta Patnick, Richard Peto, Cathie Sudlow.

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