Does having a miscarriage (when the body naturally aborts a pregnancy) increase my chances of breast cancer?

No. This does not increase your risk for breast cancer. I'm sorry for your loss. I know this is a difficult time for you and your family. Best of luck in the future.
No. There is no scientific evidence in the gynecologic medical literature that miscarriage - whether spontaneous such as a miscarriage, or induced, such as with an elective abortion - is in any way associated with an increased risk of breast cancer or any other malignancy for that matter.

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Dr I came to know that breast cancer causes misscarriage, is it true? Breast cancer causes early stage miscarriages?!

NO. but any treatment for breast cancer other than surgery could cause fetal abnormalities use ultrasound instead of mammogram to safely image the breast and guide biopsy if needed. Read more...

Why does having an abortion so greatly increase the chance of getting breast cancer?

It doesn't. Early retrospective studies suggested a link that has not been supported by more rigorous prospective studies. This is likely due to a retrospective bias, where women with cancer were probably more likely to be truthful with their medical histories than unaffected people, especially about as sensitive of a topic as abortion. Read more...
It doesn't! . This is a myth that has been perpetuated for political reasons. It is not true. World experts have studied this question and they all agree: there is no increased risk of breast cancer in women who have had an induced or spontaneous abortion. To read more, check out this link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/causes/ere/workshop-report. Read more...
It does not. I give myself out to be pro-life and am embarrassed that this is still being put forward despite its being discredited scientifically. In some old studies, women with breast cancer were told that the cause was often having had an abortion and they were urged to confess having undergone the procedure. You can see why this study got an association. The best recent work shows little or no effect. Read more...

I read on a site that there are rare chances of having breast cancer in pregnancy. Is the risk higher?

Probably not. Breast cancer may occur during pregnancy but it is unlikely that pregnancy is a risk factor. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/pregnancy-and-breast-cancer. Read more...

With a previous diagnosis of atypical lobular hyperplasia, is it wiser to terminate a pregnancy at age 49 to avoid increase breast cancer risk?

No simple answer. This question is too complex to answer in this format--please see a breast surgeon to discuss. Population studies note a higher risk of breast cancer just after pregnancies, likely related to women who have existing (hormone-sensitive) cancers in their breast during pregnancy. Also, first pregnancies late in life are associated w/increase breast ca risk. How this might affect you is hard to know. Read more...
Talk with an expert. This is a very difficult question that ultimately goes to your individual feelings about pregnancy termination. However, your risk with alh is increased, but not so dramatically that anyone would suggest that termination is medically neccessary. Read more...

What're the chances of pregnancy after radiation therapy on breast cancer?

Depends on age. Radiation therapy of the breast does not affect the ovaries. This means that if you are still having periods, you can become pregnant if you do not use protection. If you are also having chemotherapy and are close to menopause, the chemo can put you into menopause then the chances of pregnancy are slim. Read more...
No effect . Radiation therapy to the breast has not been shown to reduce your fertility. That said, it is important to use birth control methods during radiation therapy to prevent pregnancy during treatment. Read more...

Can an abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?

No. Early retrospective studies gave conflicting results regarding the potential link between abortions and breast cancer. Over the past decade, more accurate prospective studies have failed to show any link between breast cancer and women who had abortions, either spontaneous or induced. Read more...
Unlikely. I agree with the previous author that there is debate; however many of the studies that show an association are small groups of people and therefore can't show proof of cause of breast cancer. Prevention of pregnancy is better than an abortion for many reasons -- cost and risk being one of them. However, if you have had an abortion, get a breast exam regularly *like everyone should!*. Read more...