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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.

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

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.
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.

I've recently heard on the news that The College of Pediatrics says abortions increase risk of breast cancer. Is this to be true or a myth?

Abortion and cancer. Http://m.cancer. Org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/is-abortion-linked-to-breast-cancer. Check out this reputable source for a complete answer! There appears to be no strong or consistent scientific evidence that abortions cause breast cancer. The College of Pediatrics upholds traditional Christian values and is likely opposed to abortion to begin with.
No evidence to suppo. There is no evidence to support that aborthion increases the risk of breast cancer.

Just had an an abortion and I heard one is at risk of breast cancer due to this. Please how do I know?

Not necessarily true. While it is protective for women to have full term births, particularly at a young age, having an abortion does not necessarily increase the risk of breast cancer. It also may depend on what method of abortion was used. Interruption of menstruation overall by carrying babies to full term is what seems to decrease the risk due to decreased estrogen during pregnancy.

These days what's the thought about the link between breast cancer and abortion?

No relationship. All the studies so far indicated no correlation between abortion (induced or spontaneous) and breast cancer - or any other cancer.

What is the current theory about the connection between breast cancer and abortion?

No increased risk. The american college of OB gyn made this statement "early studies of the relationship between prior induced abortion and breast cancer risk were methodologically flawed. More rigorous recent studies demonstrate no causal relationship between induced abortion and a subsequent increase in breast cancer risk.".
Unrelated. 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.

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.
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.
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.