Skin lighteners and hair relaxers as risk factors for breast cancer: results from the Ghana breast health study.

@article{Brinton2018SkinLA,
  title={Skin lighteners and hair relaxers as risk factors for breast cancer: results from the Ghana breast health study.},
  author={Louise A Brinton and Jonine D Figueroa and Daniel Ansong and Kofi Mensah Nyarko and Seth Wiafe and Joel Yarney and Richard Berko Biritwum and Michelle J. Brotzman and J E Thistle and Ernest Kwasi Adjei and Francis Aitpillah and Florence Dedey and Lawrence Edusei and Nicholas Akinwale Titiloye and B. Awuah and Joe Nat A. Clegg-Lamptey and Beatrice Wiafe-Addai and V Vanderpuye},
  journal={Carcinogenesis},
  year={2018},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={571-579}
}
Skin lighteners and hair relaxers, both common among women of African descent, have been suggested as possibly affecting breast cancer risk. In Accra and Kumasi, Ghana, we collected detailed information on usage patterns of both exposures among 1131 invasive breast cancer cases and 2106 population controls. Multivariate analyses estimated odds ratios (ORs… CONTINUE READING