A High Blood Pressure Medication Increases Breast Cancer Risk

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By Molly Clifton

A new study shows older women who take a certain medicine for high blood pressure may be more likely to develop breast cancer.

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found long term use of calcium channel blockers significantly raised the risk of the disease.

Millions of Americans take the drugs.

Doctors say more study is needed to confirm the findings and patients should not stop taking the prescriptions.



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