Study Indicates Abortion Increases Risk of Breast Cancer
Having an induced abortion may increase a woman's risk for breast cancer later in life by nearly one-third, according to a review and statistical analysis of 23 studies of women with breast cancer, which appeared in the October 1996 Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, published by the British Medical Association.
"The evidence is overwhelming," said Vernon Chinchilli, Ph.D., co-author and associate director of the Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center where the studies were conducted. Eighteen of 23 studies indicated an increased risk in women who had an induced abortion, he said. The meta-analysis covers 23 …
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Publication information: Article title: Study Indicates Abortion Increases Risk of Breast Cancer. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Nutrition Health Review. Issue: 77 Publication date: Summer 1996. Page number: 11. © 1996 Vegetus Publications. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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