Breast Cancer Risk May Be Increased by Blood Pressure Drugs

Patricia Coogan, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center

Using a type of blood pressure drug for more than a decade may raise breast-cancer risk, a study found, the first potential link between long-term use of the popular medicines and the most common malignancy among women…

Expert quote:

“These findings raise a hypothesis. It does not prove that using calcium-channel blockers for 10 or more years will raise your risk of breast cancer. More observational studies need to look in more populations. If this finding is replicated, then there needs to be a serious discussion about long-term use of calcium-channel blockers.”

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