Cancers will certainly be merry if their home life is serene and harmonious.Traditions are upheld with great zest in a Cancer's household, since these folks prize family history and love communal activities.Established by the Royal College of General Practitioners' in 1968, the Oral Contraception Study was set up to look at the long-term health effects of oral contraceptives.The latest study, led by Dr Lisa Iversen, relates to 46,000 women followed for up to 44 years.They also tend to be patriotic, waving the flag whenever possible.A Cancer's good memory is the basis for stories told around the dinner table, and don't be surprised if these folks get emotional about things.Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, is all about home.
The mascot of Cancer is the Crab, and much like this shelled little critter, Cancers are quick to retreat into their shells if it suits their mood. For Cancer, it's not that big of a deal, though, since they consider this 'shell' a second home (and they do love home).
Dr Iversen, research fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences at the university, said: "Because the study has been going for such a long time we are able to look at the very long-term effects, if there are any, associated with the pill.
"What we found from looking at up to 44 years' worth of data was that having ever used the pill, women are less likely to get colorectal, endometrial and ovarian cancer.
However, they said the number of treatment methods and clinical trials is not picking up at the same pace - meaning survival rates are still low.
A rare cancer is defined as affecting fewer than six per 100,000 people per year.