Moderator Bethany just informed me you are unable to comment. Have notified the server, and hopefully the prob will be fixed shortly. Sorry, and thanks for your patience.
UPDATE, 9:34a: It's fixed.
One of many reasons why Bethany remains one of my personal heroes...
(That and the fact that she can make an entire month of meals in one weekend!)Posted by: Jacqueline at November 1, 2007 9:51 AM
Ditto!Posted by: Jill Stanek at November 1, 2007 10:06 AM
Awww but you guys are my heroes!
Posted by: Bethany at November 1, 2007 10:35 AM
Can I get a hug too, Bethany? :D
I mean, I love you guys, too....
*Lyss*Posted by: Lyssie at November 1, 2007 10:55 AM
Of course, Lyssie! There is room for everyone in this hug!
HAHAHA, that is the cutest animation ever. I'm gonna be smiling all day from that.Posted by: Lyssie at November 1, 2007 11:07 AM
Posted by: Bethany at November 1, 2007 11:15 AM
what can I say?
You the man!
Posted by: Bethany at November 1, 2007 11:27 AM
Bethany, you are the man!
(And when I say that, I mean it in a good way like MK means it. I don't mean it in the typical way I use it, i.e. "Let's stick it to the man!")
:)Posted by: Jacqueline at November 1, 2007 11:27 AM
LOLPosted by: Bethany at November 1, 2007 11:28 AM
Thank you so much for your blog.
Since I have been reading your blog, I became aware of the difference of opinion on the abortion, pregnancy, breast cancer issue.
Some who post to the blog cite studies that conclude that abortion and breast cancer are not linked.
However, that conclusion is based on the supposition that full term pregnancy reduces risk substantially.
The studies state that abortion does not increase breast cancer risk AFTER ADJUSTMENT for established risk factors.
These studies clearly state the data set includes the age, number of births, age at births, age at time of abortion and age at time of cancer diagnosis.
They do not mention family history, smoking, weight etc. etc.
From this data set the only established risk factors (or mitigators) that can be calculated are the age at time of full term pregnancy and number of pregnancies.
I know many just read the abstract and see the conclusion and don't realize that the researchers base their conclusion on the premise that full term pregnancies protect against breast cancer and those in the abortion group have fewer full term pregnacies and therefore more cancer.
If you reject the notion that full term pregnancy especially full term pregnancy before age 19 protects against breast cancer, you reject the basis of the conclusion that abortion does not cause breast cancer and you are left with the 30% higher incidence of breast cancer evidenced by the raw data.
I refer to the following studies.
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/336/2/81 posted by Somg
I will tell you what I tell everyone else. Don't believe me. That's right, don't believe me. Read the full text yourself. Look at the raw data, calculations etc.
Perhaps you know someone who does statistics and can explain better than I can how researchers adjust for established risk factors.
I think this would help people understand that they can't have it both ways.
I think the following post illustrates the basic misunderstanding of what research has shown.
You are pretending that your unsupported and borrowed theory that full term pregnancies magically decrease the chance of breast cancer is an actual fact. It is obviously not so. You serve no one by lying so. Full term pregnancies are not proven to decrease the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer or anything else.
Women do not need 'protection against bc'. They need religiously unpoluted scientific minds working on their health needs. Kinda leaves you out of any solutions.
Posted by: Sally at November 1, 2007 2:44 AM