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Oct 3, 2019 10:30AM
Oct 3, 2019 10:32AM
SummerAngel the CDC article I linked to said that some studies suggest it may be a risk factor. Other studies have found no definitive correlation. The most recent information from the CDC, as well as the cancer.gov article that was linked in the article you posted do not list it as a definitive risk factor. In fact, if you read the actual study mentioned in your article, you'll find the following:
There was no raised risk of breast cancer with ever smoking in non-drinkers.
...the number of current smokers in our cohort was small, and this result did not reach statistical significance.
Alcohol consumption was associated with smoking and is itself a known risk factor for breast cancer. We adjusted for alcohol intake, and although this reduced the strength of the association between smoking and breast cancer...
We saw no significant association between smoking and breast cancer risk among non-drinkers.
Of course everyone should quit smoking for many health reasons, but I stand by my opinion that it's not worth starting arguments with someone who is currently dealing with breast cancer, especially when the spouses are separated by many miles. She has enough stress in her life right now. And if she's a drinker, it would reduce her risk more to quit/reduce alcohol.
IBC Stage IV de novo - mets throughout skeleton (bones & now bone marrow), liver, dozens of distant nodes, chest wall/pec muscle, skin, tumor in brachial nerves, thyroid, polycythemia from bone marrow involvement
9/8/2017, IBC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
9/26/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
2/6/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
2/6/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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1/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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