No Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer

Monday, July 26 2010

No Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer

An American National Cancer Institute (NCI) panel this week, following a review of four new studies and the findings at a NCI workshop last month, determined that there is no link between abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer.


 

Almost all of the approximately 100 epidemiologists, clinicians and other scientists at the "Early Reproductive Events and Breast Cancer" workshop last month concluded that most of the studies that had indicated a connection between abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer were "flawed." They added that although some early, smaller studies had shown an increased risk of breast cancer among women who had had abortions, larger and better- designed studies did not indicate a link.


 

NCI said it planned to post a new fact sheet "soon", to replace an old o­ne claiming that studies o­n the link between abortion and breast cancer are “inconclusive”.


 

(Source: IPPF NewsNewsNews 10/03/2003; Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report, 7/03/2003, http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=16447)

Source: InfoSexNet, Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada (http://www.ppfc.ca)

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