Fred Hutchinson researchers find that smoking is linked with increased risk of most common type of breast cancer
- Posted: February 11, 2014
Young women – current or recent smokers who have smoked a pack a day for a decade or more – have a significantly increased risk of developing the most common type of breast cancer.
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