Working night shifts raises women's chances of developing cancer by 19% – with nurses most at risk



Women who work night shifts have a higher risk of certain cancers, new research suggests. 
Overall, long-term night shift work increased the risk by 19 per cent.
Skin cancer was raised by 41 per cent, breast cancer by 32 per cent and stomach cancer by 18 per cent. 
Nurses working nights were found to have the biggest risk of developing breast cancer – 58 per cent higher than in those who only worked days. They also had a 35 per cent higher chance of gastrointestinal cancer and 28 per cent of lung cancer. 
'Our study indicates that night shift work serves as a risk factor for common cancers... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Health, Views: 33
Source: Daily Mail
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