Smoking and breast cancer

  title={Smoking and breast cancer},
  author={P. D. Terry and Kenneth C. Johnson},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={1500 - 1500}
The conclusion of the Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer (Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors and Breast Cancer, 2002) that cigarette smoking has little or no independent effect on the risk of developing breast cancer may not be warranted. Several recent studies of breast cancer risk suggest that a positive association with smoking may emerge 30–40 years after commencement (Terry and Rohan, 2002), particularly among chronic heavy smokers. There is also evidence to… CONTINUE READING