Hormonal Risk & Tumor Aggressiveness

In an analysis of more than 4,000 women with ovarian cancer, it appears that some hormonal and reproductive factors may affect tumor aggressiveness. The study showed that

  • increased age was associated with greater risk of rapidly fatal disease
  • use of oral contraceptives was associated with a decreased risk of rapidly fatal disease
  • increased parity (having children) was associated with less aggressive disease

Read the abstract here