Saturday, December 03, 2011

Breast Cancer from Abortion Demonstrated, Again

The decades-long abortion industry and pro-abortion government denials of the link between breast cancer and abortion continue as yet another study demonstrates the link, and separately an astonishing new study finds that the long-believed link to family history is not valid.

Breast cancer isn't genetic? What's the cause?

For background, read Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Admitted by Feds and also read College Censors Abortion-Breast Cancer Link as well as God Created Woman to Give Birth and Breast-feed (not abort)

UPDATE 2/28/13: Breast Cancer Soars, Obvious Abortion Cause Hushed

UPDATE 12/7/11: One Third of Cancers Caused by Lifestyle Factors (no mention of abortion, of course)

-- From "Breast Cancer Rates Similar Regardless of Family History: Study" by Christine Hsu, Medical Daily 11/30/11

The research was presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

"In the 40 - 49 age group, we found a significant rate of breast cancer and similar rates of invasive disease in women with and without family history," said Dr. Stamatia V. Destounis, a radiologist and managing partner of breast imaging and cancer diagnostic center Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, "Additionally, we found the lymph node metastatic rate was similar."

It was found that of the 373 patients who were diagnosed with breast cancer as a result of screening, 39 percent of the group had a family history of breast cancer, 61 percent of the group had no family history of the disease.

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From "RSNA: Breast Cancer Rates Unaffected by Family History" by Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today 11/30/11

Among a group of more than 1,000 breast cancer patients, 64% of those with no family history of breast cancer had invasive disease, as did 63.2% of those with family history, a non-significant difference, according to Stamatia Destounis, MD, of Elizabeth Wende Breast Care in Rochester, N.Y., and colleagues.

Destounis and colleagues reviewed data on all breast cancer patients seen at their clinic between 2000 and 2010, with a total of 1,071 patients ages 40 to 49 treated for 1,116 cancers.

The investigators also found that similar percentages of patients with and without familial risk had disease that metastasized to the lymph nodes (29.4% of those without versus 31.3% of those with).

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From "Pro-life advocates: Study shows link between breast cancer and abortion; cancer institute: no way" by Caroline May, Daily Caller 11/29/11

Pro-life advocates have argued for years that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer — due to hormonal changes during pregnancy which leave breasts more vulnerable to cancer. Despite their advocacy, the Department of Health and Human Services denies that there is any link.

On Monday the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer pointed to a new study which found a nearly 3-fold increase in the risk of breast cancer among Armenian women who had an abortion as yet another reason women should steer clear of the procedure.

The report, “Influence of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and Prolonged Estrogen Exposure on Risk of Breast Cancer Among Women in Armenia” published in Taylor & Francis was authored by Lilit Khachatryan of the Department of Public Health at the American University of Armenia. The study included researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania.

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From "Abortion Nearly Triples Breast Cancer Risk, New Study Finds" by Steven Ertelt, 11/28/11

[Study researchers] Robert Scharpfb is from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Sarah Kagan is from the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.

The study, published in Taylor & Francis, also found that delaying a first full-term pregnancy, which is frequently done by women having abortions, also raises the breast cancer risk wheras giving birth resulted in a 64% reduced risk.

Khachatryan’s team reported a statistically significant 13% increased breast cancer risk for every one year delay of a first full term pregnancy (FFTP), with delayed FFTPs until ages 21-30 or after age 30 resulting in 2.21-fold and 4.95-fold increased risks respectively. On the other hand, women with FFTPs before age 20 did not see a comparable breast cancer risk.

Karen Malec of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer said she is not surprised by the findings because, “Fifty-four of 67 epidemiological studies since 1957 report an abortion-breast cancer link (not counting biological and experimental evidence).”

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From "Study of Armenian Women Shows Increased Breast Cancer Risk for those who have aborted" by Dave Andrusko, National Right to Life News Today 11/30/11

. . . as is so often the case with these studies, the authors attempt mightily to excuse away or at least minimize their own findings.

For example, Khachatryan’s team flatly states, “Most evidence (of an abortion-breast cancer link)…points to no effect.” This is simply false, as Dr. Joel Brind, writing in National Right to Life News, has explained over and over and over again. In fact since 1957, 51 of 68 epidemiological studies have reported an ABC link.

Besides stating a patent untruth, Khachatryan’s team invokes the other tactic most commonly used to explain away the connection: invoking “recall bias.” This bizarre notion argues that the only reason that women who have had abortions have a higher incidence of breast cancer is that more women with breast cancer accurately report their past abortions than do healthy women. It is worth noting that Khachatryan’s team offers no citation, almost as if none were needed!

“Dr. Brind concluded that Khachatryan’s team ‘did not–and perhaps were not allowed to–characterize their findings honestly in the politically correct atmosphere of the U.S. and Europe. The good news is that they were able to report their findings in a prominent peer-reviewed journal at all.’”

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Breast Cancer No Concern at Planned Parenthood