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Abortion and Risk  

Does abortion increase a woman's risk of breast cancer?

No, even though one might be inclined to think so, given the link between a woman's reproductive history (age at birth of first child, number of births, etc.) and her breast cancer risk.

In February 2003, an expert panel at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) reviewed all available studies on links between pregnancy, abortion, and breast cancer. The experts concluded, based on the evidence from all the studies, that there is no link between natural or induced abortions and breast cancer risk.


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