Birth Control Overachieves, Might Prevent Cancer
An analysis of datasets for thousands of women has found birth-control pills can provide long-lasting protection against a type of uterine cancer.By Sebastian Martinez | August 5, 2015
Birth control's uses beyond contraception are pretty well known, but now, researchers have found another: preventing cancer.
Analysis of data from more than 130,000 women showed oral contraceptives can provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer. (Video via Washington University)
Endometrial cancer is one of the most common uterine cancers in women, and the National Cancer Institute estimates more than 54,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2015 in the U.S. alone. (Video via Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)