by Bill Saunders
For years the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has denied a link between abortion and breast cancer. But NCI may soon have to apologize to the women it has misled—because one of its own researchers is starting to acknowledge the link.
In the last 18 months alone, five studies have demonstrated an increased risk of breast cancer following abortion. One of those studies, co-authored by Louise Briton, a NCI branch chief, found a statistically significant 40 percent increased risk of breast cancer following abortion.
The study also acknowledged that its findings were “consistent with the effects observed in previous studies on younger women. Specifically, older age, family history of breast cancer, earlier menarche age, induced abortion, and oral contraceptive use were associated with an increased risk for breast cancer.” the rest
UK cancer death rates for women are among the worst in Europe
British women are more likely to die from cancer than women living elsewhere in Europe and the gap is widening, figures showed.
By Tim Ross, Social Affairs Editor
11 Nov 2010
The UK has the fifth highest cancer death rate for women among the 27 European Union countries but spending on health is lower in Britain than other leading economies.
Only Poland, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hungary had worse records for deaths from cancer among women.
The figures came in the latest Social Trends report from the Office for National Statistics, which included detailed comparisons of Britain’s position within the rest of Europe.
The ONS report said: “Breast cancer is the most common form of female cancer in England and Wales. It is also the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women, after lung cancer.”
the rest-no mention of abortion as a possible factor in the article of course
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