Fact Sheets Search Results Page - National Cancer Institute
Reproductive History and Breast Cancer Risk - National Cancer Institute
Is abortion linked to breast cancer risk?
A few retrospective (case-control) studies reported in the mid-1990s suggested that induced abortion (the deliberate ending of a pregnancy) was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. However, these studies had important design limitations that could have affected the results. A key limitation was their reliance on self-reporting of medical history information by the study participants, which can introduce bias. Prospective studies, which are more rigorous in design and unaffected by such bias, have consistently shown no association between induced abortion and breast cancer risk (18–23). Moreover, in 2009, the Committee on Gynecologic Practice of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concluded that “more rigorous recent studies demonstrate no causal relationship between induced abortion and a subsequent increase in breast cancer risk” (24). Major findings from these recent studies include the following:
Women who have had an induced abortion have the same risk of breast cancer as other women.
Women who have had a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) have the same risk of breast cancer as other women.
Cancers other than breast cancer also appear to be unrelated to a history of induced or spontaneous abortion.
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Komen reverses removal of grant to Planned Parenthood......................Komen reverses decision to defund Planned Parenthood - The Hill's Healthwatch
I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was wedding between the religious fundamentalists and political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. ~ Billy Graham in Parade magazine February 1, 1981.
I'll counter Amigo's posting of material from a right-to-life blog with the National Cancer Institute's factsheet on connection between reproductive history and breast cancer. This cites the many studies that have debunked the single study highlighted in the right-to-life blog article........Abortion, Miscarriage, and Breast Cancer Risk - National Cancer Institute