Study: Female smokers have 24% higher rate of breast cancer

03/1/2013 | HealthDay News

Researchers at the American Cancer Society found a 24% higher incidence of invasive breast cancer in women who smoke and a 13% greater incidence among former smokers, when compared with nonsmokers. The study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute said women who started smoking before first menses were 61% more likely to get breast cancer than nonsmokers.

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