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Environmental factors affecting the risk of breast cancer

Taylor, Cheryl M (2007) Environmental factors affecting the risk of breast cancer. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity amongst females of the Australian population. There is still uncertainty as to the causes of breast cancer, however, there are some factors that are thought to increase one's likelihood of developing the disease. These factors include age, gender, family history of the disease especially if there are first degree relatives affected, history of benign breast disease, age at menarche, age at menopause, number of full term pregnancies and the use of hormone therapies. Some researchers suggest that as the incidence of breast cancer is rising, and coincides with increased industrialisation, they suggest that environmental pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk. This thesis further explores this theory.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast, Cancer, Environmental toxicology, tumour, pesticides, organochlorine, DDT
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2010 22:38
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15710
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