Members of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and a number of invited experts in the field want to share their perspective on a variety of current breast cancer topics with you. With this in mind, we have created a monthly column, where we will review relevant research findings on the causes, prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer. We will examine the medical literature behind the popular news in the media and put the latest findings into context for women at risk of breast cancer and for those already diagnosed with the disease. We hope this column will be informative for you.
Eric P. Winer, MD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Looking for Clarity: Medical Imaging, Night Shift Work and Breast Cancer Risk
Few diseases have been studied as much as breast cancer and while there are countless scientific findings, there are only a handful of risk factors that women can actually control. But there are a number of breast cancer risk factors that fall into a middle ground– somewhat under a woman’s control, somewhat not. Two less well-known factors that fall into this category are radiation exposure from medical imaging tests and working night shifts. There’s good evidence that certain medical imaging tests and long-term night shift work can increase the risk of breast cancer. Find out more.
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