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What is the link between breast cancer and hormones?

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A link between breast cancer and hormones is clear. Researchers think that greater the women's exposure to the hormone estrogen, the more susceptible they are to breast cancer. Estrogen tells cells to divide; the more the cells divide, the more likely they are to be abnormal in some way, possibly becoming cancerous.

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Breastcancer.org. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: "Oncology: Breast Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute. 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 02, 2019

SOURCES: 

Breastcancer.org. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: "Oncology: Breast Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute. 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 02, 2019

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