Dr. Bessudo comments on new findings that working the night shift does not increase breast cancer risk
A 2007 breast cancer research study published by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer suggested that women working nights and disrupting their body’s natural sleep patterns were putting themselves at higher risk for breast cancer. Recent research refutes these claims, and cCARE’s Dr. Alberto Bessudo commented on these findings in an article on the HealthZette website.
“The reality is, there are women who work at night who may have other factors that made it look like they had more breast cancer,” said Dr. Bessudo. He went on to reiterate the importance of regular screening. “Know your risk,” he said. “And get screened. Find cancer early so you can be cured.”