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Monday, October 5, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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:

1 comment:

Erin said...

Thank you for posting this. It is not often that I see people bringing up abortion and birth control as contributing risk factors for diseases... but they are such unnatural things that are done to women, so it is quite logical that they would increase risk of cancer! I am always dismayed to find so many people in the "natural" camp (unmedicated childbirth, breastfeeding, etc.) are also rabidly in favor of abortion and artificial birth control, saying that they are "reproductive rights." They are unnatural and harm women!

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