Pregnancy characteristics and maternal breast cancer risk: a review of the epidemiologic literature

@article{Nechuta2010PregnancyCA,
  title={Pregnancy characteristics and maternal breast cancer risk: a review of the epidemiologic literature},
  author={Sarah J. Nechuta and Nigel Paneth and Ellen M. Velie},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={967-989}
}
The short- and long-term effects of pregnancy on breast cancer risk are well documented. Insight into potential biological mechanisms for these associations may be gained by studying breast cancer risk and pregnancy characteristics (e.g., preeclampsia, twining), which may reflect hormone levels during pregnancy. To date, no review has synthesized the published literature for pregnancy characteristics and maternal breast cancer using systematic search methods. We conducted a systematic search to… CONTINUE READING