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Smoking is linked to most common type of breast cancer, finds US study

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1414 (Published 10 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1414
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A US case-control study has found a modest association between smoking and the most common type of breast cancer in young women.1

The link was limited to an increase in the risk of the most common subtype of the disease, estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, said research published in the journal Cancer. Smoking did not affect …

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