Breast Cancer and Oral Contraception
October [was] Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is an annual campaign to build public awareness about the disease as well as to raise funds for research. What does this educational campaign have to do with contraception? It has to do with the fact that many types of oral contraceptives contain synthetic estrogen, a steroid believed to have a role in the development of breast cancer. Over the past two decades, multiple analyses and studies have provided convincing evidence that using oral contraceptives increases the risk of breast cancer. (See “For Further Reading” below.) The evidence keeps mounting — separate studies published in the January 2006 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, the October 2006 edition of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, and the October 2006 edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings  confirm the increased risk. [Click above to read more…]
You just have to wonder how long a whole culture can continue to delude itself.
Remember Schultz from Hogan’s Heroes (guy pictured on the left)? One of his funniest and consistent lines when confronted with the truth or reality was to claim in his German accent:
“I know nusing. NUSING!”
In the case of breast cancer and the oral contraception cover up, however, it might be a consistent drone-on by the pharmaceutical companies and corrupted cancer societies, but it’s certainly not funny.
The only thing that will change this sad situation are the lawsuits. As Danny Devito said in the movie Twins: “Money talks and bull_____ walks.”