Abortion And Abortion

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Worldwide, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women; is the leading cause of cancer death for women between the ages of twenty and 59; one in ten of all new cancers are female breast cancers; and the highest incidence of breast cancer in the world is in North America (Lanfranchi et al. 110). In light of these upsetting statistics, if studies had found a potential risk factor that may substantially increase a women’s risk of developing breast cancer, then women should be informed about this risk factor and the topic should be researched more thoroughly. This potential risk factor is not simply a hypothetical scenario, however; this has actually happened. The potential link some researchers believe to have found is between having an induced abortion and an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The first epidemiological study that claimed to find a positive link between abortion and increased risk of breast cancer dates back to the late 1950s. Although when the theory was first proposed is irrelevant to whether the abortion-breast cancer link (ABC link) is a reality or merely conjecture, some have not heard of the link regardless of the fact that the hypothesis has been debated for 50+ years. A personal survey conducted on November 28th, 2017 revealed that out of 100 respondents, only 60 had heard of the abortion-breast cancer link (Bertsch).
Despite the fact that the ABC link theory has existed for so long, many are still asking the question: “Does

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