Young women who smoke have higher breast cancer risk, study finds

02/10/2014 | Reuters

Smoking a pack of cigarettes each day for at least a decade was linked to a 60% increased likelihood of developing estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in women aged 20 to 44, U.S. researchers wrote in the journal Cancer. Compared with nonsmokers, women who reported ever smoking cigarettes had about 30% greater risk of having any form of breast cancer.

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