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October is 'Fight for the Cure' Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October 17, 2018

Breast cancer is one of the top 15 cancers caused by smoking. Chronic, heavy smoking is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The link between smoking and cancers, in general, is undeniable. Cigarette smoke contains over 3,000 cancer-causing chemicals that are absorbed into your body and affect your present and future health. Researchers have found that nicotine enhances the growth of breast cancer cells.

In addition, certain women may be more vulnerable to smoking's effects on the breast than other women, based on their genetic makeup. This m...

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