6 doctors weighed in:
How is smoking and drinking alcohol related to breast cancer?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Decreased health
The heavy use of smoking and/or alcohol has a deleterious effect on your overall health.
It can weaken the immune system, in particular, and that alone makes one more susceptible to cancers of all types. In addition, if circulation is impaired, your immune system cannot send the killer antibodies it needs to kill the tumor cells.

In brief: Decreased health
The heavy use of smoking and/or alcohol has a deleterious effect on your overall health.
It can weaken the immune system, in particular, and that alone makes one more susceptible to cancers of all types. In addition, if circulation is impaired, your immune system cannot send the killer antibodies it needs to kill the tumor cells.
Dr. Patricia Roy
Dr. Patricia Roy
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Although the mechanism is unknown, even moderate alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Alcohol bad
Alcohol will increase your risk of breast cancer.
Smoking will bad, doesn't seem to dramatically increase the risk of breast cancer.

In brief: Alcohol bad
Alcohol will increase your risk of breast cancer.
Smoking will bad, doesn't seem to dramatically increase the risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
In brief: Likely contribute
Both smoking and alcohol are risk factors for almost all cancers, impair immunity, contributing to growth of cancers.
And alcohol contributes to weight gain, and obesity is a risk factor for cancer of the breast.

In brief: Likely contribute
Both smoking and alcohol are risk factors for almost all cancers, impair immunity, contributing to growth of cancers.
And alcohol contributes to weight gain, and obesity is a risk factor for cancer of the breast.
Dr. Henry Bloom
Dr. Henry Bloom
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