Smoking causes a number of diseases and is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger, premenopausal women. Research also has shown that there may be link between very heavy second-hand smoke exposure and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. The precise connection between smoking and breast cancer is still unclear, but there does appear to be some sort of link. Let's examine this interesting relationship more closely and explore what it means for you and your health.
Introduction: Smoking increases the risk of many types of cancer (including cancers of the lung, kidney and pancreas). Although findings on a possible link to breast cancer remain mixed, there's growing evidence smoking may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer. Mar 01, 2011 · March 1, 2011 -- A new study shows a significant association between smoking and an increased risk of breast cancer. The study is published in the Author: Matt Mcmillen.
Cigarette Smoking Before and After Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Mortality From Breast Cancer and Smoking-Related Diseases. Published January 25, 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.First author Michael N. Passarelli, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif. Breast cancer recurrence (a return of breast cancer) Breast cancer-specific mortality (death from breast cancer) Overall mortality (death from any cause, not necessarily breast cancer) The more women smoked, the higher these risks . Learn more about smoking and breast cancer survival. Learn about smoking and breast cancer risk.