Friday, February 10, 2012


Breast Cancer Risk Factors

The JAMA here, has the latest of a series of several studies which list among the main, or "predictive" risk factors for breast cancer in young women the following: Drinking too much alcohol. Uh ho. Daughters! Nota bene.

This study follows on earlier studies here and here, both from 2010, which found amoong other serious risk factors, these: Induced or multiple abortions. And these studies follow on earlier studies, here (2009) and here (2003,) which found oral contraception use was a risk factor for a subset of breast cancer (triple negative) and oral contraception was a serious risk factor in young women, respectively.

Whic brings my mind back to the Komen/Planned Parenthood non-scandal. If the raison d'ĂȘtre for Planned Parenthood is a serious risk factor, in two different ways, for breast cancer, why wouldn't Susan G. Komen pull its funding?

Which of the two is playing politics with women's health and lives?


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