Carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting effects of cigarette smoke and risk of breast cancer.

@article{Band2002CarcinogenicAE,
  title={Carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting effects of cigarette smoke and risk of breast cancer.},
  author={Pierre Band and Nhu D. Le and Raymond Fang and Mich{\'e}le Deschamps},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={360 9339},
  pages={1044-9}
}
BACKGROUND Results of epidemiological studies, assessing the relation between smoking and breast cancer, have been inconclusive. Our aim was to assess the carcinogenic and possibly antioestrogenic effects of cigarette smoke on risk of breast cancer. METHODS We sent a questionnaire to 1431 women younger than age 75 years who had breast cancer and were listed on the population-based British Columbia cancer registry between June 1, 1988, and June 30, 1989. We also sent questionnaires to 1502 age… CONTINUE READING
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