Thursday, February 13, 2014

Smoking is linked to breast cancer

According to a new research published in Cancer indicated young females who smoke and continuously smoking since 10 years have high chances of developing common kind of breast cancer. Due to smoking habit their risk has been increased to 60 percent. The study was based on 778 patients who were suffering with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer along with 182 patients who were suffering from triple-negative breast cancer. They found that smoking can lead to estrogen breast cancer rather than the later cancer. The lead researcher, Christopher Li, MD, PhD, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle explains, “The health hazards associated with smoking are numerous and well known. This study adds to our knowledge in suggesting that with respect to breast cancer, smoking may increase the risk of the most common molecular subtype of breast cancer but not influence risk of one of the rarer, more aggressive subtypes.”

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