Did not see this posted. I have known this for awhile and always have wondered why this is not common knowledge and mentioned by the mass media whenever the subject arises or mentioned by all involved in the 'breast cancer prevention' awareness campaigns...
Of course there is an incentive for the pusher man (pharmaceutical companies) to distribute drugs BUT as well my opinion is that this information would tend to dampen the secular humanists moral relativism agenda of promoting promiscuity so the information is omitted. Much like when the cervical cancer vaccine was touted front and center stage as necessary for all young girls while conveniently we did not see front and center stage the fact that the virus the vaccine would prevent causing cancer is contracted via sexual relations with incidence increases related to multiple partners -as such, true prevention would entail abstinence... The free love and drugs unholy alliance has been quite successful thus far...
Anyway, I hope this is the right forum section -if not moderators, then please move it...
May 31, 2010
by Chris Kahlenborn, MD
Dr. Kahlenborn is the lead author of the Mayo Clinic Proceeding’s article cited below. Kahlenborn testified before the FDA in June of 2000 regarding the link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer.
May 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the birth control pill in the United States. Newspapers and magazines around the country ran stories on this, mostly extolling the social and medical benefits of the pill. This theme was bolstered by a recent communiqué from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) which noted: “The pill remains one of the safest and most popular forms of contraception in the U.S.” (Office of Communications, ACOG, May 6, 2010
I find it disturbing that after nearly 50 years, both the media and the medical establishment have failed to give a true airing to one of the pill’s most dangerous side effects; namely, that “dirty little secret.” What’s that? One need only check the Mayo Clinic Proceedings-the major medical publication of the Mayo Clinic-to find our little-known study, which showed that the pill increases the risk of premenopausal breast cancer substantially when taken at a young age (see Mayo Clinic Proceedings: October, 2006: available to the public on line). In October, 2006, we reviewed the medical literature and combined data in an analysis (referred to as a meta-analysis): we found that 21 out of 23 studies showed that using oral contraceptives prior to a woman’s first birth resulted in a 44% increased risk in premenopausal breast cancer. Our meta-analysis remains the most recent study in this area and updates the previously analysis (the Oxford-analysis published in 1996) which relied on older data with older women (two-thirds of whom were over age 45); unfortunately, the Oxford study continues to be quoted by ACOG, textbooks, the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and most researchers and obstetricians, claiming that oral contraceptives carry little breast cancer risk especially ten years after last use.