Hypertension drug linked to breast cancer risk
from Postmedia News via The Gazette
Women who manage their high blood pressure with certain medications could be increasing their risk of another serious illness: breast cancer. A new medical study released recently found that women aged 55 to 74 who took calcium channel blockers — medication used to prevent heart attacks and strokes — for 10 years or more had 2 1/2 times the risk of developing breast cancer than women who treated hypertension with other medication and women who had never taken hypertension medication at all.
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