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Abortions Linked to Breast Cancer in African American Women New Study Claims

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*#ihatecancer…and I know you do too! I seriously doubt if there is a person among us who isn’t, hasn’t or won’t know someone, lose someone or be someone affected by this terrible, terrible dis-ease. But the more we know about it, the better we can fight it, right?   According to new statistics, a study now determines that Breast cancer in Black women may stem from an escalated number of abortions. Two decades ago these women were behind Caucasian women in their likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease, today the numbers are reversed, with Black women leading at a percentage of 70%.

Last year, a study by Public Health England and Cancer Research UK also revealed that Black Women were more likely to develop cancer in its late stages positing that study findings showed 22 percent of black Caribbean females and 25 percent of black African women had 3rd and 4th stage breast cancer. This is comparison to 13-percent of British white women. Continue reading