Combined hormonal contraception in prevention of tumorous diseases

Authors: Tomáš Fait
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. lékařské fakulty UK a VFN v Praze, přednosta prof. MUDr. Alois Martan, DrSc.
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2013; 17(2): 153-155
Category: Oncogynecology: Review Article


Combined hormonal contraception has protective effect against ovarian cancer. It decreases by 30–50 %. Risk of endometrial cancer is lowering by 50–70 %. Strength of protection is positive related to length of combined contraception use. After ceasing oral contraception the primary preventive effect persists for minimally 20 years.

Key words:
colorectal carcinoma – endometrial carcinoma – hormonal contraception – ovarian carcinoma


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