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We are excited about our new YouTube video reporting on the study, Dolle et al. 2009, in which U.S. National Cancer Institute scientist Louise Brinton and Dr. Janet Daling of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center appear as co-authors.
Dolle's team reported significant risk increases for women with abortions and users of oral contraceptives nine months ago, but the National Cancer Institute and cancer fundraising businesses have made no efforts to issue nationwide warnings to women.
The spin from RHReality.org, the marketing arm for the tobacco industry - I mean, the abortion industry - last week was this. There is "nothing new" about the Dolle team's findings concerning abortion. Dolle's team had to include abortion among what researchers listed in their paper as "known and suspected risk factors," not because abortion really is a risk factor for breast cancer, but only because abortion had been included in the 1990s studies (if you can believe that!).
The trouble is that Brinton and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) workshop in 2003 alleged that all earlier retrospective studies (using on women's self-reports of abortion histories) were not reliable. In other words, the Dolle team in 2009 relied on data from two 1990s studies that one of its authors, Dr. Brinton, and the NCI had previously claimed were unreliable!
Dolle and her colleagues examined 897 specimens of cancerous breast tissue saved from women who participated in Daling's and Brinton's research in 1994 and 1996. They used new technology to test these specimens for triple-negative breast cancer, which was first described in medical journals in 2007.
Dolle's team tested the specimens for triple-negative breast cancer and matched them with reproductive history. They found a statistically significant 40% risk increase among study subjects with abortion histories for all types of breast cancer, regardless of it being tripe-negative or not.
The YouTube video (produced by Ken Houldsworth and featuring Karly Houldsworth as narrator) is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSmma0COO1E
Send Video to Family, Friends
Help us to make the YouTube video go viral on the internet. Send it to your family and friends.
Send Video to Legislators in Congress
Send the video to your representative in the U.S. House and your U.S. senators. Ask them to investigate the National Cancer Institute's failure to fulfill its role in the prevention of breast cancer through timely warnings. Tell your representatives that government funding of abortion will cause more women to die of breast cancer.
Send Video to Journalists
Send the video to journalists in your area and ask them to investigate "CancerGate," the National Cancer Institute's cover-up of the abortion-breast cancer link. Mainstream journalists were overjoyed to report on the few studies showing no link between abortion and breast cancer (although these have since been proven in medical journals to be fraudulent). Ask them to put women's health first above their pro-abortion ideology.
Finally, doctors from India are making doctors from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association look backwards because the latter deny an abortion-breast cancer link, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Here is a link to a news page from the Pune Mirror in India whose physician, Dr. M.C. Watsa, in his "Ask the Sexpert" column, wrote to an 18-year-old woman that:
"A breast lump can occur after an abortion. You are right to be concerned. See a gynecologist for a detailed examination."
Your help is needed in this critical work of educating the public about the abortion-breast cancer link. Thank you in advance for your care and concern.
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer