Friday, 5 February 2010

Pill-Cancer Link Confirmed


 A U.S. study has confirmed the link between the use of oral contraceptives and breast cancer.

"The study, authored by Jessica Dolle and other researchers at the Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, appeared in the April 2009 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
It shows a strong connection between the use of oral contraceptives and the deadly “triple-negative breast cancer.” The study found that the connection was highest among women who began using oral contraceptives while they were teenagers."

“Although the study was published nine months ago, the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and other cancer fund-raising businesses have made no efforts to reduce breast cancer rates by issuing nationwide warnings to women,” said Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer."

 "Additionally, the study showed a 40% risk increase for women who have had induced abortions. One of the study’s tables listed abortion as a “known and suspected risk factor.” Previously, the National Cancer Institute had said that abortion was not a credible risk factor. "

“Obviously, more women will die of breast cancer if the NCI fails in its duty to warn about the risks of oral contraceptives and abortion and if government funds are used to pay for both as a part of any health-care bill,” Malec said."

So why would the National Cancer Institute let that happen....
Ideology trumping the facts, maybe?

Thanks to, and more information at National Catholic Register

5 comments:

  1. My friend is in the midst of the breast cancer battle. She was on the Pill for two years as a teen to regulate her periods and that was it. She has an 11yr old dd and the only people who have warned her that her dd must never take the Pill are people like me.
    Her oncologist, doc etc haven't bothered.
    Fortunately she knows her stuff and her daughter will hopefully never go near a chemical contraceptive.

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  2. mumof6-Sorry to hear of your friend's illness, will remember to pray for her.

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