Vaping 'epidemic' putting teenage girls at risk of breast cancer, leading doc warns
More than 70 per cent of school girls want to know more about breast cancer, according to new research released today. Almost half of schoolgirls aged 11 to 18 44 per cent have concerns about how to check themselves for signs of the disease and more than three quarters 77 per cent rate the topic of breast cancer education as 'extremely important'. The findings are the result of joint research into breast cancer education by academics from the University of Portsmouth, St Mary's University, Twickenham, and the University of Chichester, in which more than 2, schoolgirls aged were surveyed for their views and demographic information including age, ethnicity, school type and breast size. The findings demonstrate that 72 per cent of schoolgirls want to know more about breast cancer, and even among those who do not, 40 per cent still rate the topic as 'extremely important'. Girls who wanted to know more about breast cancer were represented in every school type single sex schools, single sex schools with boys in sixth form and mixed schools and older schoolgirls were significantly more likely to want to know more about breast cancer than their younger counterparts.
Tweens challenged by grown-up malady: Breast cancer
The teens also think their mothers and grandmothers have a high risk of breast cancer. Before the assemblies the girls answered questions about breast cancer. The girls believed that many common myths about breast cancer causes were true.
Teenage girls who vape may be dramatically raising the risk of developing breast cancer in later life, an expert has warned. Top breast cancer surgeon Professor Kefah Mokbel believes that the epidemic of teen vaping could lead to hoards of young women developing the disease. Toxic substances in the vapours have been linked to breast cancer particularly those who have been exposed to them in their teens.