The Biological Explanation


How does an abortion leave a woman with more cancer-vulnerable cells in her breasts than she had before she became pregnant? We offer two versions of the biological rationale for the abortion-breast cancer link: a Brief Summary and the longer Detailed Explanation.


Table of Contents


Brief Explanation of the Biological Basis for the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link (Offered to the Coalition on Abortion / Breast Cancer courtesy of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute)*


* Exposure to Estrogen & Breast Cancer Risk

* Breast Maturity & Breast Cancer Risk

* Reproductive History & Breast Cancer Risk



* We are grateful to the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute for providing us with Chapters 3, 4 & 5 of its online booklet, "Breast Cancer Risks and Prevention," by Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., F.A.C.S., Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey and by Joel Brind, Ph.D., Professor of Endocrinology at Baruch College, City University of New York in New York City.


"Normal breast physiology: The reasons hormonal contraceptives and induced abortion increase breast cancer risk."


By Angela Lanfranchi, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center


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