Abortion and Breast Cancer the Link That Won’t Go Away

There are many well established and well-known causes of breast cancer, such as inheriting a BRCA gene (a defec­tive gene associated with increased breast cancer risk) and being exposed to oral contraceptives and hormone replace­ment therapy.

There are lesser known risks of breast cancer such as cigarette smoking before a full term pregnancy and induced abortion. But just as only 15% of people who smoke will get lung cancer and only about 5 – 10% of women with breast cancer develop this cancer because they, had an abor­tion, we should still advise the public of these avoidable risks, however small.

The vast majority of women with breast cancer have not had an abortion, but there are some women with breast cancer that have abortion as an attributable risk.

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