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See Why Long Island is a Breast Cancer Hot Spot

Long Island Women Have Higher DNA Damage

Long Island Women Have Higher DNA Damage

Long Island was one of the first cancer clusters to be investigated nationally.  The results proved that there were a variety of social and environmental factors contributing to the high incidence of breast cancer.  The first common thread among Long Island women was higher levels of DNA damage in their blood from exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), which can be caused by pollution, tobacco and grilled foods.

Click next to see the other risk factors for Long Island women.