• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Could the Pill Help Ovarian Cancer Patients?

November 11, 2015

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For decades, women have taken oral contraceptives as a method of birth control and to treat a number of other medical conditions. Multiple studies have shown that taking the pill is associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer. In a new study, Mayo Clinic experts report that women who develop ovarian cancer and also have a history of taking oral contraceptives may have better outcomes. Reporter Vivien Williams has more on this study, which is giving hope to some women diagnosed with this disease.

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