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Antibiotics and Breast Cancer

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Antibiotics and Breast Cancer

Antibiotics and Breast Cancer

Antibiotics and Breast Cancer

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We'll discuss a study that looked at a link between antibiotics and breast cancer. The findings suggest that women using antibiotics could have an increased chance of developing breast cancer. Experts warn that more study is still needed.

Guest:

Christine Velicer
*Epidemiologist at Group Health Cooperative (large health plan in Seattle) affiliated with the University of Washington
*Lead author of the study Antibiotic use in Relation to the Risk of Breast Cancer.

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