NBC/MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell announced on air September 7 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer…


I was sorry to hear of Mitchell’s illness and happy to hear she has a “terrific prognosis,” according to her, because her cancer was detected early.

Mitchell had a well-known risk for getting breast cancer.

On page 60 of her 2006 book, Talking Back… to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels, Mitchell wrote, “In many ways, they [children of fellow journalist Judy Woodruff], and my nieces and nephew have become surrogates for the children I never had.”

Why the connection? Explains BreastCancer.org:

Women who haven’t had a full-term pregnancy or have their first child after age 30 have a higher risk of breast cancer compared to women who gave birth before age 30.

When breast cells are made in adolescence, they are immature and very active until your first full-term pregnancy. The immature breast cells respond to the hormone estrogen as well as hormone-disrupting chemicals in products. Your first full-term pregnancy makes the breast cells fully mature and grow in a more regular way. This is the main reason why pregnancy helps protect against breast cancer. Being pregnant also reduces your total number of lifetime menstrual cycles – which may be another reason why earlier pregnancy seems to offer a protective effect.

According to the World Health Organization, estrogen is a Class I carcinogenic, as toxic to humans as tobacco.

The point of this post? It is to draw on Mitchell’s tragedy as a teachable moment, which I think she would appreciate, to educate that delayed childbearing and not having children increases one’s risk of getting breast cancer.

It is also to once again spotlight that abortion delays and even forgoes childbearing and is therefore an obvious breast cancer risk, no matter how much abortion proponents protest.

This is not to say Andrea Mitchell has had an abortion.

It is to simply to point out the obvious correlation between abortion and delayed/waived childbearing, and thus the obvious correlation between abortion and breast cancer.

One other point. Mitchell correctly mentioned that the incidence of breast cancer in women is now 1 in 8. This is up from 1 in 10 in 1970 and 1 in 20 in 1960.

Why has the risk of breast cancer almost tripled in the past 50 years?  The brief decline in 2002-2003 – due in theory to discontinued use of estrogen/progesterone hormone replacement therapy in older women after hrt was shown to cause breast cancer – has disappeared.

There are many risk  factors, but The Pill, which contains estrogen and/or progesterone, and abortion must be considered prime culprits.

I wish Andrea Mitchell superb health.

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