Breastfeeding may reduce hormone receptor negative breast cancer risk
Full article: https://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/10/14/annonc.mdv379.full
Previous studies have shown that women who breastfeed have a reduced breast cancer risk. This study examines this association in the different breast cancer subtypes (ER, PR, HER2 negative/positive) and finds that breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of ER-/PR- breast cancer. (11/16/2015)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Should I breastfeed?
- What are the other benefits of breastfeeding?
- Are there other ways I can lower my breast cancer risk?
- I'm having difficulties breastfeeding my child. Can you refer me to a lactation consultant?
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