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Psychological stress, adverse life events and breast cancer incidence: a cohort investigation in 106,000 women in the United Kingdom.

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Background

Women diagnosed with breast cancer frequently attribute their cancer to psychological stress, but scientific evidence is inconclusive. We investigated whether experienced frequency of stress and adverse life events affect subsequent breast cancer risk.

Methods

Breast cancer incidence was analysed with respect to stress variables collected at enrolment in a prospective cohort study of 106,000 women in the United Kingdom, with 178...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13058-016-0733-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
BioMed Central. Publisher's website
Journal:
Breast Cancer Research Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Pages:
72
Publication date:
2016-07-15
Acceptance date:
2016-06-17
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EISSN:
1465-542X
ISSN:
1465-5411
Pubs id:
pubs:636333
URN:
uri:44a6cd59-66b6-4af5-9d04-30c99384d5f3
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uuid:44a6cd59-66b6-4af5-9d04-30c99384d5f3
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pubs:636333

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