|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 17 Oct 2008 14:45:51 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: Breast cancer near MMR (MA)|
Breast cancer risk linked to base By CYNTHIA McCORMICK Cape Cod Times (MA) October 13, 2008Researchers from Boston University have found that women who lived near the Massachusetts Military Reservation from 1947 to 1956 had an elevated risk of developing breast cancer several decades later.
Unlike other cluster studies of cancer cases, researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health looked beyond where women lived at the time of diagnosis to where they had resided in years past, when it's possible they may have been exposed to cancer-causing substances.
"Depending on where you lived 20 to 30 years before you were diagnosed could impact whether you got breast cancer," said Veronica Vieira, assistant professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health, the lead author of the study published in the International Journal of Health Geographics.
... For the entire article, see http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081013/NEWS/810130304/-1/NEWSLETTER100 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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