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does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Studies have been contradictory regarding the relationship between smoking and fibrocystic changes. Periductal mastitis and subareolar abscesses are associated with cigarette smoking.
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
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