How abortion can cause breast cancer?

How abortion can cause breast cancer?

How abortion can cause breast cancer?


Cancer is caused genetic mutations. These mutations occur because of a combination of circumstances: a carcinogen mutates a gene, the cell is unable to fix the error or unable to commit suicide (apoptosis) and, the cancerous cell is able to avoid the bodies immune response. There is nothing about an abortion that would cause effect any of those processes. In summary, there is no physical explanation for why abortion would cause cancer. Disclaimer: I against abortion. I feel very strongly that almost all abortions should be outlawed. However, I support facts more than propaganda even if they are against my views. The breast cancer/abortion link is a shear lie. Addendum: Some people have suggested that hormones balance would cause cancer. This is NOT true. Hormones CANNOT cause mutation (cancer). However, they can fuel it. Remember, there is NO new chemical produced by the body after an abortion. The amounts may change but, the nothing is cancinogenic introduced by an abortion. To address posters that suggest extra estrogen is produced during a pregancy. This occurs abortion or not. Also, the use of conservative websites does not help your cause. It's just as bad as pro-choice people that cite liberal websites. Rather, neutral websites such as JAMA, NCI or any medical school help your argument the most.


No. Although there has been a great deal of controversy on this topic, scientists have agreed that abortion does not cause breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) held a workshop from February 24-26, 2003, bringing together a cross-section of the world’s leading experts, including epidemiologists, clinical researchers, and basic scientists, to discuss the scientific data on reproductive events in a woman's life that could affect her risk of developing breast cancer. They evaluated the research that has been done on this topic and concluded that abortion and miscarriage do not increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer is related to reproductive experiences such as age of puberty and age of motherhood, and for years anti-abortion activists have cited research showing a link between abortion and breast cancer. That research has been quoted by some politicians and political appointees as evidence that should be provided to women to discourage abortions. The NCI workshop was held as a result of this controversy, and despite political pressures it concluded that the research linking breast cancer and abortion is flawed and not as credible as research indicating that there is no link between breast cancer and either abortion or miscarriage. The finding of this NCI workshop is also supported by, among others, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Cancer Society, as well as many women’s health advocacy organizations, including the Breast Cancer Coalition, and the National Women’s Health Network.


Over 37 studies have been conducted on the link between abortion and breast cancer. 28 of the studies clearly show that women who abort have a higher breast cancer risk. Dr. Janet Daling (leading cancer epidemiologist, pro-choice advocate, part of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle): "I have three sisters with breast cancer- I resent people messing with scientific data to further their own agenda, be they pro-choice or pro-life. I would have loved to have found no association between breast cancer and abortion, but our research is rock solid, and our data is accurate. It's not a matter of believing, it's a matter of what is." Dr. Joel Brind (professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College in New York): Any woman who chooses to have an abortion, no matter how old she is or how many kids she has, or when she has them, will have a significantly increased risk for breast cancer. From "Breast Cancer and Abortion: What's the Connection?" If a woman aborts, "the development process of her breasts comes to an abrupt halt, before the cells are able to produce milk. At this point there are far more cells that have not been turned into milk producing cells. These cells are more capable of becoming cancerous than those that were present before she was pregnant, and her risk of future breast cancer is higher." For more information, see:


I think what you may be referring to is the link between no full term pregnancies and nursing. There is a hormone link with breast cancer and the theory is that when the body does not go through the complete cycles it is supposed to it does not get to "renew" itself. The one hormone connection is the rush of progesterone in the later stage of pregnancy - it is supposed to have the "shut off" effect on the estrogen that promotes cell replication. You might want to read the book "What your doctor may not tell you about breast cancer".


i dont think it does, fundamentalists christians fund junk science studies into scaring people to follow their agenda. though for the record i think abortion is wrong myself


lol creationists and there crazy theorys. I wish science could sling the same bullshit.


I'll bet you go to Curves...this sounds like their bull****!


No reports that it does any more than pregnancy does.



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