abortion link to breast cancer

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  1. Helen

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    We got this in our email today from a health newsletter. Thought it might interest some here:

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    A new UK study says that induced abortion is the “best predictor” of breast cancer, and calls the current widespread incidence of breast cancer “epidemic.” The study appears in the Fall edition of The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, and is authored by Patrick Carroll, M.A., who is the Director of Research for the Pension and Population Research Institute in London.
    The study is based on data collected in eight European countries: England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland; the Irish Republic, Sweden; the Czech Republic; Finland; and Denmark. The national cancer registration data in each of these eight countries was correlated with comprehensive abortion data on file. The study made special note of the fact that such detailed, reliable data is not available in the United States, asserting that “official abortion statistics in the United States and France are known to understate the numbers of legal induced abortions.”
    The forecasts for the increase in breast cancer in the eight countries studied are huge and they are dire. In England and Wales, for instance, the cases are expected to explode from the 39,229 cases reported in 2004 to over 65,000 in 2025, an increase of more than 66 percent. Similar trends are forecast in the other seven countries.
    The study lists seven known factors which either raise the risk of breast cancer or lower it.
    Factors that raise the risk:
    • Induced abortion. Induced abortion is given as the number one risk-raising factor, especially when a woman has never given birth to a child because, the researchers said, such an abortion “leaves breast cells in a state of interrupted hormonal development in which they are more susceptible.”
    • Hormonal contraceptives
    • Hormonal replacement therapy (HRT)
    Factors that lower the risk:
    • Bearing children
    • Giving birth at a low age.
    • Higher fertility — giving birth to a larger number of children.
    • Breastfeeding
    The study concludes that the increase in breast cancer rates is tied first to an increase in abortion rates, and second to lower fertility (fewer births). For the immediate future, the study said a further increase in breast cancer is to be expected because women who are now older than 45 have had more abortions and fewer children than previous generations.
     
  2. hillclimber1

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    Well, just like in the national media, it's not getting much comment here. This notion's been around awhile, and it makes sense, but it'll be/it's perceived a threat to the abortion industry, NOW, and all the deviants out there, so the press will be silent, for the most part. good reminder.
     
  3. annsni

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    I've heard about that link before - but I'm not sure if these are newer studies or not.

    It makes perfect sense to me, having been both pregnant and nursing. Breasts change so much through all of that and I can see how interrupting that change could cause further problems. I seem to remember that even miscarriages ("spontaneous abortions") can do the same thing.
     

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