Furthermore, the new research that was presented at this workshop was neither available to other researchers nor peer-reviewed.
Many women who discover a breast lump confide in a friend or family member before talking to their doctor.
They may be told that if a breast lump hurts or is sore, it probably isn’t cancer.
Lee acknowledges that academic studies dating back to the 1950s show that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer.
Lee also contacted both the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) and the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute (BCPI), both of whom support the abortion–breast cancer link.
"I needed all of my strength to focus on how I was going to get through this and tell my children," Tweel says.
"I was lucky to have a friend, Linda, who went with me to every appointment. It wasn't my job to understand anything that was being told to me medically because she took notes on it and we'd go back to her husband, who is a doctor, to get advice." Linda's support gave Tweel the energy to be at her best with her family and get the treatment she needed. Follow Online A great way to help a breast cancer patient is to visit their page on a site like Mylifeline.org, Caringbridge.org, Lotsahelpinghands.com, or (or help them set one up if they don't have one).They found cheese raised the risk of breast cancer by 53 per cent, particularly a high intake of cheddar and cream cheeses, while eating yoghurt appeared to cut the danger by 30 per cent.Lead author and professor of oncology Dr Susan Mc Cann said: ‘Dairy foods are complex mixtures of nutrients and non- nutrient substances that could be negatively as well as positively associated with breast cancer risk.’Charity Breast Cancer Now said the cancer link was still not proven but people should eat a balanced and varied diet.Dairy, with the exception of yoghurt, has been linked to the disease because it contains a growth hormone called IGF-1, thought to turn good cells into malignant ones and encourage breast cancer growth.It has also been linked to obesity, which raises the risk of 13 types of cancer.Lee presents both their arguments and links to their studies. She finds persuasive the conclusions of a 2003 workshop held by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).