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Calcium channel blockers are not associated with increased risk of breast cancer, study finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3698 (Published 06 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3698
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Calcium channel blockers were found not to be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a study of women who had a higher risk of the disease because they had a sister with the diagnosis.1

Whether taking calcium channel blockers would increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer has been much debated. A case control study published in 2013 found that women who used calcium channel blockers to treat …

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