Cancer Facts: Abortion, Miscarriage, and Breast Cancer Risk
A woman's hormone levels normally change throughout her life for a variety of reasons, and these hormonal changes can lead to changes in her breasts. Many such hormonal changes occur during pregnancy, changes that may influence a woman's chances of developing breast cancer later in life. As a result, over several decades a considerable amount of research has been and continues to be conducted to determine whether having an induced abortion, or a miscarriage (also known as spontaneous abortion), influences a woman's chances of developing breast cancer later in life.
In February 2003, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) convened a …
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Publication information: Article title: Cancer Facts: Abortion, Miscarriage, and Breast Cancer Risk. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Issues in Law & Medicine. Volume: 21. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2005. Page number: 159+. © 1999 National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent & Disabled, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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