Women's Health

The Most Common Breast Cancer Myths Busted

Getting an abortion increases breast cancer risk

There's a rumor that abortions increase the risk of breast cancer. Abortions can throw your body out of whack and cause your hormone levels to go haywire, so it makes sense to assume that it could increase your risk of cancer. However, there hasn’t been any studies that have been able to prove this.

However, we do know there are some hormonal changes related to breast cancer. It all boils down to how long a woman is exposed to estrogen levels. So, having a period earlier in life, going through late menopause, never having kids, and taking birth control have all been linked to breast cancer risk.