Abortion Doesn't Affect Risk

Abortion Doesn't Affect Risk

Neither miscarriage nor induced abortion affects the risk of breast cancer in young women.
Apr 23, 2007.This article is archived
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A study supports earlier evidence that abortion, whether induced or a miscarriage, doesn't affect breast cancer risk.
Research has explored the relationship between having children and breast cancer risk. Some studies have suggested that having children after age 25 or not having any children at all can increase breast cancer risk. These possible effects make it reasonable to wonder whether abortion can affect breast cancer risk.
The study reviewed here followed more than 100,000 women, which is a large study. Usually, the larger a study is, the more accurate its results.
Abortion is a very sensitive topic. breastcancer.org hopes that the results of this study can help you feel more informed and secure about important health decisions you may face.

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