Hypothesis: is antibiotic use associated with breast cancer?

  title={Hypothesis: is antibiotic use associated with breast cancer?},
  author={Christine M. Velicer and Johanna W. Lampe and Susan R. Heckbert and John D. Potter and Stephen Hunt Taplin},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
The hypothesis that antibiotic use may increase cancer risk was first proposed several decades ago and some research suggests an increased risk of breast cancer among women with conditions likely to require long-term antibiotic use (e.g., acne, recurrent urinary-tract infections, UTI). However, this hypothesis has not been verified and the possible biological mechanisms are not entirely clear. A recent cohort study in Finland reported an increased risk of breast-cancer associated with… CONTINUE READING
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