October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is hard not to notice pink ribbons and pink products every where you go. Even NFL players are wearing pink.
Breast cancer rates are steadily increasing, up 40% since the 1970's. Also, younger and younger women are getting breast cancer. After doing some research about what could be causing this rise in rate and decrease in age, I was surprised at the research I found. I also was looking for preventative measures, it is easy to say stop smoking to decrease your risk of lung cancer. But what about breast cancer? Childbearing and breastfeeding can decrease your risk of breast cancer, and the longer you breastfeed, the lower your risk.
I don't want to turn this blog into a debate on abortion, but there is a substantial link between abortion and breast cancer. As this is Breast cancer Awareness month, I wanted to bring some awareness to this important issue.
Please see the following link for an article on this relationship between abortion and breast cancer.
Please also see this video: