Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Abortion does not increase breast cancer risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Abortion does not affect the risk of breast cancer, according to study findings published in the International Journal of Cancer. "It is well established that pregnancies that end in a full-term birth ultimately confer a protective effect on breast cancer risk," Dr. Gillian K. Reeves, of the University of Oxford, UK, and colleagues write. "The effect of incomplete pregnancies on the risk of breast cancer has been less clear." The researchers therefore examined the role of abortion on breast cancer risk among 267,361 women enrolled in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition between 1992 and 2000. The data came from 20 centers across nine countries. The women were followed for an average of 6.6 years.

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Anonymous Pink Ribbon said...

Breast cancer is something that we have to constantly be on the lookout for. It afflicts over a million people a year and there are different forms of cancer that come up. Every year we are familiar with breast cancer awareness month, but there are ways to help fight the cause of breast cancer all year ‘round.

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