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Exposures to chemicals and radiation, as well as drugs and consumer products are among the environmental factors addressed in a new report that show an increased risk of breast cancer.
TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) — Efforts to prevent breast cancer need to focus more aggressively and coherently on environmental factors.
That’s the conclusion of a new report released Tuesday by a committee tasked in 2008 by the U.S. Congress to investigate the environment’s impact on breast cancer.
Chemical and radiation exposure, drugs and consumer products are among…
The American Cancer Society estimated that 232,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2013 and nearly 40,000 will die of the disease. When looking at the environmental factors, much more research is needed specifically into the chemical and physical causes of breast cancer. More dialogue around cancer needs to involve the public and findings such as this need to be conveyed and interpreted with caution.