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Abortion Boosts Breast Cancer Risk 193% Study Finds, Giving Birth Lowers It

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 13
, 2010

Babol, Iran ( -- Researchers in Iran have published the results of a new study showing women who have an abortion face a 193% increased risk of breast cancer. On the other hand, women who carry a pregnancy to term find a lowered breast cancer risk compared with women who have never been pregnant.

The study folllows on the heels of new reports indicating Komen for the Cure gave $7.5 million to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2009.

The findings were reported in the April 3, 2010 issue of Medical Oncology but are coming to the public's attention only now.

Hajian-Tilaki K.O. and Kaveh-Ahangar T. from Babol University of Medical Sciences compared 100 cases of women who were newly diagnosed with breast cancer compared with 200 age-matched controls to review several reproductive factors.

The researchers discovered abortion significantly elevated breast cancer risks. Also, having a first pregnancy at an older age increases the breast cancer risk by 310 percent -- which has implications for women who have relied on birth control and delayed a first pregnancy until later in life.

The Iranian scientists also confirmed what other studies have found, namely that increasing parity or the number of births reduces the breast cancer risk significantly.

Reporting on the study, the FoodConsumer web site indicated women with parity equal to or greater than 5 reduced their breast cancer risk by 91 percent compared with women who had never been pregnant and not given birth. Each additional birth also reduced the breast cancer risk by 50 percent.

The Iranian study came just before another research study conducted by scientists in Sri Lanka, which found women who had an abortion in the past were 242 percent more likely to contract breast cancer.

That study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology and found a 3.42 odds ratio against women having abortions compared with those who kept their baby.

Abortion was the most significant factor in the study on breast cancer risk and researchers found a significantly reduced risk associated with prolonged duration of breastfeeding a newborn.

Malintha De Silva and colleagues from the University of Colombo led the study.

Combined with the Iranian study and others from the U.S., China and Turkey, five studies in the last 18 months have shown abortion elevates breast cancer risk.

In the one from the Unite States, Louise Brinton, a NCI branch chief, served as co-author.

She and her colleagues admitted that "...induced abortion and oral contraceptive use were associated with increased risk of breast cancer." The authors cited a statistically significant 40% increased risk of breast cancer following an abortion.

"It's becoming increasingly difficult for the NCI to keep its fingers and toes in the dike," said Malec, "especially since many researchers in other parts of the world do not depend on the agency for grants."

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by on Oct. 15, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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by on Nov. 6, 2017 at 12:26 PM

It's bull.  Utter bull.  No data supports this theory.  That someone thinks they can sue a doctor for not warning them about a risk that doesn't exist, just proves how nuts people are.

Quoting blondekosmic15:


Quoting Mommy4000:

Another thing. As scary as this article may be for some 30 something's approaching the age of higher risk of breast cancer, I don't think it is going to deter too many teens who can't even comprehend being a middle aged woman with an increased risk of breast cancer. Which is quite sad.

 Interesting point. Teenagers usually are focused upon the now & the future is very distant to them. The awareness of the connection between breast cancer & abortion still needs to be revealed. Some women have filed law suits against their Drs. for failing to inform them concerning this possibility~~

by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 6, 2017 at 11:23 PM
Why would you revive a post from 2010? Specially one with bs propaganda?

Quoting momofthem311: I'm calling major bullshit on this one
by Member on Nov. 6, 2017 at 11:26 PM

Never say never... I hope you are still getting mammograms even though you claim you aren't getting breast cancer.

Quoting CoeyG:

 Funny I had an abortion 35 years ago and no breast cancer here.  Of course no one in my family has had breast cancer either.  There goes that "theory"...

by Member on Nov. 6, 2017 at 11:32 PM
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No that is bullshit.  That has been disproved over and over again.

by Bronze Member on Dec. 2, 2017 at 6:38 PM

 Strange... I had an abortion many years ago and no breast cancer here. My little sister never had an abortion and died from breast cancer at the age of 29.

by Member on Dec. 3, 2017 at 11:14 AM
My hubby always tells me that no matter what study... always check who is paying aka “sponsoring” it
by on Dec. 18, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Yes, 1 in 4 women that spontaneously abort (aka miscarriage) are also at greater risk of breast cancer.  The risk isn't directly associated with the having an abortion but rather the termination of a really doesn't matter how that pregnancy is terminated

by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 20, 2017 at 5:11 PM
My mom had no abortions or miscarriages and has breast cancer. My mother in law had 2 miscarriages and is 81 and no breast cancer.
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