Do hair dyes or straighteners increase breast cancer risk?
Full article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.32738
Many women use products to color or straighten their hair. A large U.S. study linked the use of permanent hair dye and straighteners to increased breast cancer risk, particularly among black women. This XRAY reviews the limitations of this study and highlights the need for additional research before accepting these conclusions. (1/29/20)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- What lifestyle factors or changes might have the largest impact on my breast cancer risk?
- Does my family history suggest that I may have an inherited mutation in a breast cancer gene?
- How frequently should I be screened for breast cancer and by what test?
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