- Paperback: 385 pages
- Publisher: One More Soul (September 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966977734
- ISBN-13: 978-0966977738
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Breast Cancer : Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill
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Using objective ,transparent, and a statistically-sound protocol, Khalenborn's study found that women, no matter what their age, while using these drugs, had a much higher risk of developing invasive breast cancer, if they had never had a child. He also found that all women, over 40, currently using birth control drugs had a significantly higher risk of developing invasive breast cancer, while on these drugs, than younger women currently using these drugs. His study was the first major piece of research to tell all women.... "It is important to look at alternatives to birth control drugs, if you want to minimize your risk of developing invasive breast cancer during your child-bearing years.
My recent short, but hard hitting e-volume, retailing for $3.99, picks up the birth control drug research, where Khalenborn left off, as I describe more recent studies linking CURRENT birth control drug use with increased rates of invasive breast cancer. This first volume in the Busting Breast Cancer: 7 Simple Steps Ebook Series also include new research that explains how and why the progestin drugs, found in ALL TYPES of birth control drugs, as well as in the Mirena IUD, are a major link between these contraceptive methods and invasive breast cancer.
Finally, my book, also offers viable birth control solutions for Pro Choice women, as it describes why hormone-free IUDs are the safest and most effective form of reversible birth control available for women of all ages, from teens to pre menopausal individuals, and why tubal ligation for women, and vascetomy for men, is the best form of permanent birth control for individuals who want to remain sexually active, but do not wish to have additional children.
Congratualations to Dr Chris Khalenborn for being a brave pioneer in this important effort to help me, other reseachers and all women understand the increased risks most women take when they choose to use hormonal birth control drugs for contraception, or for any number of hormonal imbalance issues.
In other words, a woman who has ten abortions and one baby is better off, breast-cancer-wise, than a woman who has no abortions and no babies. The baby, not the abortions, makes the difference.
Some right-to-lifers like to point out that some studies report a link between abortion and subsequent breast cancer. But there are also numerous studies which report that having an abortion LOWERS the risk of breast cancer. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Beral V, Bull D, Doll R, Peto R, Reeves G (2004). "Breast cancer and abortion: collaborative reanalysis of data from 53 epidemiological studies, including 83?000 women with breast cancer from 16 countries". Lancet 363 (9414): 1007-16. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)15835-2. PMID 15051280. This study reported an odds ratio of 0.93, which means that having an abortion was associated with a seven per cent REDUCTION in the risk of breast cancer.
2. Brewster DH, Stockton DL, Dobbie R, Bull D, Beral V (2005). "Risk of breast cancer after miscarriage or induced abortion: a Scottish record linkage case-control study". Journal of epidemiology and community health 59 (4): 283-7. doi:10.1136/jech.2004.026393. PMC 1733063. PMID 15767381. This study reported an odds ratio of 0.80, which means that having an abortion LOWERED the patient's risk of breast cancer by 20 percent.
3. Harris BM, Eklund G, Meirik O, Rutqvist LE, Wiklund K (1989). "Risk of cancer of the breast after legal abortion during first trimester: a Swedish register study". BMJ 299 (6713): 1430-2. doi:10.1136/bmj.299.6713.1430. PMC 1838310. PMID 2514825. This study reported an odds ratio of 0.8, showing that a history of abortion was associated with a twenty percent REDUCTION in the risk of breast cancer.
4. Tumori. 2013 Jul-Aug;99(4):452-7. doi: 10.1700/1361.15093. Abortion and breast cancer: case-control study. Ilic M, Vlajinac H, Marinkovic J, Sipetic-Grujicic S. In this study, women who had abortions were LESS THAN HALF as likely to get breast cancer as women who did not have abortions.
It's just statistical noise (the results are due to coincidence)--the truth is abortion does not affect breast cancer either way--but it's important to be aware that the noise occurs in both directions.
Regarding breast cancer and hormonal contraception such as the pill: it's true that hormonal contraception slightly increases the likelihood of getting breast cancer. But it also slightly DECREASES the likelihood of getting endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer. Given the choice between getting breast cancer because of taking the pill or getting ovarian cancer from NOT taking the pill, I'd rather have the breast cancer and avoid the ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is one of the fastest-growing, most aggressive, and deadliest cancers there is. Typically by the time you get symptoms and become aware that you have ovarian cancer, it's already spread all over your body and there's nothing to do but take pain-killers and wait the few months you have left before dying in agony. In contrast, breast cancer is often detected when it's still a lump which can be cut out of the breast, or when it's still confined to the breast, which can be removed to save the patient's life.