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Abortion-cancer link is rejected

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3:20pm, March 11, 2003

A report stemming from a workshop sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Md., concludes that abortions don't increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. This controversial issue was reviewed in late February during a meeting of clinicians, epidemiologists, and basic scientists who study how early reproductive events influence breast cancer risk. There's a large body of evidence, for example, that young women have a reduced breast cancer risk if they've had a baby.

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