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Title: Breast cancer risk from low-dose exposures to ionizing radiation: results of parallel analysis of three exposed populations of women.
Authors: Land CE,  Boice JD Jr,  Shore RE,  Norman JE,  Tokunaga M
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst
Date: 1980 Aug
Branches: REB
PubMed ID: 6931253
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: Breast cancer incidence data were analyzed from three populations of women exposed to ionizing radiation: survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs, patients in Massachusetts tuberculosis sanitoria who were exposed to multiple chest fluoroscopies, and patients treated by X-rays for acute postpartum mastitis in Rochester, New York. Parallel analyses by radiation dose, age at exposure, and time after exposure suggested that risk of radiation-induced cancer increased approximately linearly with increasing dose and was heavily dependent on age at exposure; however, the risk was otherwise remarkably similar among the three population, at least for age 10-40 years at exposure, and followed the same temporal pattern of occurrence as did breast cancer incidence in nonexposed women of similar ages.