New analysis sheds light on link between ovulation and ovarian cancer

Women who ovulate for longer over their lifetimes have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer, suggesting that suppressing ovulation can lower this risk. A new international study, published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, offers new clues as to how oral contraceptives, pregnancy and breastfeeding impact ovarian cancer risk beyond simply suppressing ovulation and how this link may vary among different ovarian cancer subtypes.

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