Log In
Tuesday 18th June 2019

Breast cancer risk from passive smoking

2nd March 2011

Research published in the British Medical Journal has suggested that exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke as a child or adult appears to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

US researchers carried out a study of nearly 80,000 women aged between 50 and 79 and found that the breast cancer risk was a third higher among those women who had clocked up decades of passive smoking, although they do accept that further studies are still needed to confirm the findings.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2019