Induced Abortion and Breast Cancer

MORE LIGHT ON THE ABORTION/BREAST CANCER CONNECTION

A historical overview and up to date synopsis of the Abortion/Breast Cancer controversy by Joel Brind, Ph.D., (a professor of biology and endocrino…

ABC Link

INDUCED ABORTION AND SUBSEQUENT BREAST CANCER Results of 68 worldwide studies since 1957 on the association of induced abortion and subsequent deve…

BREAST CANCER PREVENTION INSTITUTE INSIGHTS

Papers published by bcpi from 2003 to present can be found at http://www.bcpinstitute.org/publishedpapers.htm These articles will give you a valua…

Induced abortion and subsequent breast cancer risk: An Overview

Induced abortion and the subsequent risk of developing Breast Cancer The possibility of this association has been persistently and vigorously attacked and denied by the major medical groups in the country since l994. The ACOG, and the NCI have been particularly strong in opposing any suggestion that there is an association. In so doing, they have taken certain liberties with their interpretation of the scientific literature. AAPLOG feels that these liberties lack basic fairness and balance in reaching their “no association” conclusion. (See: Brind J; (Winter 2005) Induced Abortion as an Independent Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: A Critical Review of Recent Studies Based on Prospective Data J.Amer Physicians & Surgeons; Vol 10, #4; also see Brind J, (Sum 07)Induced Abortion and Breast Cancer Risk: A Critical Analysis of the Report of the Harvard Nurses Study II; J Amer P&S; Vol 12,#2,).…

Brind on Harvard Nurses Study II

This 2007 paper by a Harvard researcher concludes that there is no association between abortion and subsequent breast cance risk. This conclusion appears to be straightforward and unambiguous. However, several serious methodological concerns cast doubt on the validity of the overall result.…

Induced Abortion as an Independent Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Prospective studies avoid the potential errors that may be a problem in certain interview based studies. However, prospective studies may also be subject to erroneous conclusions. This 2005 article analyzes several recent prospective studies dealing with the abortion/breast cancer association.…

The 1996 Brind Metanalysis

The results of this study support the inclusion of induced abortion among significant independent risk factors for breast cancer. Although the increa…

The Daling Study

The Daling study was specifically commissioned and funded by the United States National Cancer Institute to investigate the abortion/breast cancer link. 845 women with breast cancer were compared with 961 controls. Janet Daling's group found an overall 50% breast cancer risk increase by age 45 for women who have had an induced abortion. A 12% lifetime chance of developing breast cancer becomes an 18% lifetime chance. Among women with a family history of breast cancer (mother, grandmother, sister, or aunt), the increase in risk was 80%. If the woman had her abortion before she was 18, the increase in risk was more than 100% (doubled!). If the woman had both risk factors (family history, and abortion before 18), the risk was incalculably high, i.e., there were 12 such women out of 1800 in the study, and ALL TWELVE DEVELOPED BREAST CANCER BY AGE 45.…

The Howe Study

The Howe study, done in 1989, was based totally on a prospective data base from the state of New York (both fetal death and breast cancer being mandated as reportable diseases). There is no possibility of "recall bias" influencing the result. The study found a 90% increase in breast cancer by age 40 among women who had undergone induced abortion, compared to those who carried their pregnancy to delivery. (We apologize for the poor quality of the reprint). AAPLOG includes comments following the article.…