Breast cancer-stricken Janice Dickinson had two abortions
March 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Like all women, Janice Dickinson should have been told that abortion is linked to breast cancer. The former supermodel has revealed to the world she has breast cancer, and in her 2002 book No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel, wrote numerous times about undergoing two abortions. “I’d been in and out of rehab twice. I’d had two abortions,” she wrote on page 306. “I’d already had two abortions,” she repeats on page 315. And on page 335 she reveals, “I tried not to think about the failed marriages and the abortions.”
Sadly, the evidence that abortion is linked to breast cancer has been around since 1957, when Dickinson was only two years old. More than 50 scientific studies in medical journals have documented the association between abortion and breast cancer, dubbed the A-B-C link. The link is so clear in fact that a 2007 study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons titled "The Breast Cancer Epidemic" showed that, among seven risk factors, abortion is the "best predictor of breast cancer."
Last year the American College of Pediatricians issued a statement advising women to be informed about the link between abortion and breast cancer – at the same time recognizing the medical establishment has been reticent to admit the connection. “Although the medical community has been reluctant to acknowledge the link, induced abortion prior to a full term delivery, and prior to 32 weeks of gestation, increases the likelihood that a woman will develop breast cancer,” the physicians' organization stated. “This risk is especially increased for adolescents.”
The College’s December 2013 study Abortion and the Risk of Breast Cancer: Information for the Adolescent Woman and Her Parents, formed the basis for the release. The study found an increased incidence of metastatic breast cancer in U.S. young women between the ages of 25 and 39.
Coupled with other studies from China, India, and Romania their findings demonstrated a greater risk of breast cancer as abortions increased, what they called a “dose effect,” showing breast cancer becomes more likely with each subsequent abortion.
“Although largely ignored by the mainstream medical community,” the ACP stated, “this risk information deserves a prominent place in the education of all adolescent women who may, in the future, consider an induced abortion.”
When a pregnancy is cut short with the termination of the unborn child’s life, tissue in the mother's breast is not allowed to mature as it would naturally, increasing the risk of future malignancy. A miscarriage in the first trimester is not linked to an increase in breast cancer risk, the study said. This is because the levels of estrogen are not as elevated during the pregnancy and breast tissue growth does not take place to the same degree as in a healthy pregnancy.
After revealing her condition in an interview with the Daily Mail yesterday, Dickinson said through her attorney Lisa Bloom that “she will not let this diagnosis define her” and wants to “encourage all women to have regular checkups, as that is how her cancer was discovered.”