Association of cadmium with human breast cancer.

  title={Association of cadmium with human breast cancer.},
  author={Eeva Antila and Helena Mussalo-Rauhamaa and Marjatta Kantola and Faik Atroshi and Tuomas Westermarck},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={186 3},
The carcinogenic potential of cadmium might be affected by several factors such as smoking, hormones and presence of other metals, such as selenium and zinc. Cadmium was analyzed in breast-fat tissue of 43 breast cancer patients and 32 healthy control subjects. Patients were thoroughly characterized according to such variables as stage of cancer, smoking habits, and number of children. Correlation of cadmium levels with these variables, with hormone receptors, and with previously reported… CONTINUE READING

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