The relationship between breast cancer and air pollution: review article

Homaei Shandiz, Fatemeh and Hadizadeh Talasaz, Zahra (2017) The relationship between breast cancer and air pollution: review article. Reviews in Clinical Medicine, 4 (3). pp. 136-139.

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Air pollution consists of chemicals resulting from many human activities and natural resources, which can cause gene mutations. Almost, it is proven that air pollution contributes to lung cancer and its relationship with other cancers including bladder, cervical cancer, ovary, prostate, brain and breast cancer is suspected. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women and the prominent cause of death among them all around the world. Poor prediction of risk factor leads to discovery of more reliable factors. Mammary tumors in animals that are generated by chemicals compounds, give possible mechanisms for effects of environmental pollutants. Therefore, the purpose of our study is to review the available literature for investigating the relation of ambient air pollution and breast cancer. Findings of our study highlight the possibility of increasing in occurrence of breast cancer, developing to invasive cancer and mortality in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women exposed to air pollution.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
QZ pathology-Neoplasms
Divisions: Journals > Reviews in Clinical Medicine
Depositing User: RCM RCM
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 15:07
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 15:07

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