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Fall in breast density is linked with lower risk of breast cancer, studies say

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2285 (Published 27 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2285
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    Women whose breast density falls over a number of years have a lower risk of developing breast cancer than women whose breast density remains stable, show the results of studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research in Washington, DC, on 17 to 21 April.

    In one study Celine Vachon, a professor of epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues studied nearly 20 000 women who were aged over 35 at the time of mammography and had never had breast cancer. A longitudinal analysis of a random sample of 219 women with breast cancer and 1900 …

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