Oral contraceptives and breast cancer.Am J Epidemiol. 1980 Nov; 112(5):577-85.AJ
The incidence of breast cancer among users and non-users of oral contraceptives (OCs) was determined at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, a health care organization which maintains computer files of diagnoses and outpatient drug use. In women 45 years of age or younger, the incidence was nearly identical in users and non-users. In premenopausal women over 45 years of age, there was a positive association between current OC use and breast cancer, the risk ratio estimates and 90% confidence intervals being 4.0 (1.8-9.0) in women 46-50 years of age and 15.5 (5.2-46) in women 51-55 years of age.