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Smoking Can Also Give You Breast Cancer

February 12, 2014

Cigarettes have frequently been linked to respiratory cancer, but listen up ladies, now cigarette smoking has been linked to breast cancer as well. A new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that study participants who smoked were 30% more likely to develop any type of breast cancer. Those who currently smoke or had smoked a pack a day for more than a decade previously had a 60% elevated risk of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer – the most common sub-type of breast cancer. They think that some chemicals in cigarettes could be acting as estrogen and disrupting the hormonal cycle, which is why it increases the risk of estrogen receptor breast cancer.

[ Read the Article: Smoking Not Only Bad For Lungs, But Also For Breasts: Study ]