Holy Hormones Journal: A study found a 50% to 60% increase in the incidence of breast cancer due to birth control pill use – and women are being advised not to change their prescription? Guess I agree with that – however, I would add instead of changing your RX – get off of the pill. Serious? This is significant and with the rise in incidence in breast cancer that correlates to synthetic hormones use one cannot even think of risking a ‘magic’ pill to getting breast cancer. Remember those are your breasts – your body – you decide.
Articles like these are intended to confuse women – down play the significance findings in the study.
Look at the headlines in these other major media outlets relaying information:
Newsweek, Aug. 1, 2014
The Boston Globe, Aug. 1, 2014
While researching the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, I found this article that appeared a year ago:
How many of you are on BP medication and birth control pills? Or even one or the other. Really?
BCP’s are steroids. The affect the brain which affects every cell in the body.
Birth control pills are the largest uncontrolled experiment in medical history. PERIOD.
BTW – the title of this blog post came from the author’s last statement in her article:
And since the pill is still America’s most popular contraceptive method, despite decades of yes-it-does-wait-no-it-doesn’t cancer risk research, it seems many women agree.
I do not agree. The pill is the most popular contraceptive method because it is prescribed to young women going into their doctor’s AND THEY ARE PRESSURED into going on the pill – whether or not they are sexually active. Wrong, wrong and wrong. And then they are pressured into getting Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. Wrong again. With dire, severe consequences including an increased rate of cervical cancer in a population of girls with a historically low incidence rate.
This is a comment that came in on my page on FB from a professional in the UK.
“As a children s counselor I am very concerned about how many young women are presenting with non trauma related mental health issues after the vaccination. These include psychosis, self harm, school phobia change in sexual orientation as well as physical problems and drastic personality changes.”
This is our body. These are our breasts. This is our cervix. They are not to be experimented with – tampered with – especially with a well, let’s wait and see attitude.
And for you nay-sayers – just do a search for funding for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centers.
The Hutchinson Center is among the top National Cancer Institute-funded academic and research institutes and is ranked first in National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. independent research institutions. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center also receives funding through licensing and partnership agreements via pharmaceutical companies such as Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline directly and also indirectly through the center’s membership at The National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
Of course they want you to take a ‘wait and see approach’. There is money to be made off of women taking the pill – and off of our getting breast cancer. Big money.
The Link Between Birth Control Pills and Breast Cancer
A new study finds that pills with a high level of estrogen increase breast cancer risk significantly. But that still might not mean you should change your prescription.
August 1, 2014
The birth control pill is regularly hailed as one of the greatest medical advancements for women. Breast cancer, meanwhile, is considered one of the biggest health threats.
The only problem? There’s some evidence that the first increases your risk of the second. A new study out today suggests that having recently taken birth control pills increases breast cancer risk by about 50 percent. Women who were on a formulation of the pill with an especially elevated level of estrogen nearly tripled their risk of getting breast cancer, and a pill with even a moderate amount of the hormone increased the risk by about 60 percent.
For the study, published in the journal Cancer Research, scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington in Seattle followed 1,102 women diagnosed with breast cancer, most of whom were in their 40s. Rather than rely on self-report data, the researchers dug into the women’s pharmaceutical records to determine the exact oral contraceptives they were taking.
They divided the types of pills into three categories: Those formulated with a low level of synthetic estrogen, or about 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol; those with a moderate dose, or 30 to 35 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol or 50 micrograms of mestranol; and those with a high dose, or 50 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol or 80 micrograms of mestranol. Estradiol is one of the two main chemicals in the pill, along with progestin.