Psychosocial factors in the development and progression of breast cancer

  title={Psychosocial factors in the development and progression of breast cancer},
  author={Leena Hilakivi-Clarke and Julia Rowland and Robert Clarke and Marc E. Lippman},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
The factors responsible for the genesis of breast cancer remain unclear. Emerging, although controversial, evidence suggests that factors related to life-style, such as dietary fat or alcohol intake, or exposure to various forms of stressors, are associated with mammary tumorigenesis. The possible role of life-style factors in breast cancer is important in light of the fact that mortality to this disease is increasing in most countries and that development of curative therapies for breast… CONTINUE READING

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