Criticism unfounded, Potsdam resident says
To the Editor:
My recent warning about the increased risk of breast cancer for women who have had abortions and/or taken birth control pills has drawn anticipated criticism. Contrary to their opinions on Dr. Kahlenborn’s book being “next to worthless,” I reiterate that the book is not a “study,” but a seven year analysis of more than 500 research studies on the effects relating to breast cancer on women.These critics reference organizations like the Mayo Clinic and American Cancer Society, debunking a link between breast cancer, abortion and oral contraceptives. Folks, think back to the smoking and cancer connection – for decades the tobacco companies kept the evidence hidden from the public. Now we know, and there are large written warnings on the cigarette packs. If a woman gets out a magnifier and reads the fine print on her birth control pills, she’ll read “Some studies have reported an increased relative risk of developing breast cancer particularly at a young age. This increased risk appears to be related to duration of use.” [Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 1992]
And besides the drug companies alerting the public, so did the US federal government and even internationally:
1. 10th Edition “Report on Carcinogens” added steroidal estrogens and oral contraceptives to its official list of “known” human carcinogens. [Department of Health & Human Services – Dec. 11, 2002]
2. World Health Organization (WHO) July 29, 2005 Press Release # 162 – International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that combined oral contraceptives are “carcinogenic to humans.”
3. National Toxicology Advisory Panel of the National Cancer Institute recognized estrogen as a carcinogen in 2001.
4. Authoritative medical text, “The Breast” acknowledges the abortion – cancer link, “1st trimester abortion increases breast cancer risk” and reports a 24% increase in breast cancer risk among users of oral contraceptives. (1991, 1998 & 2004 editions)
5. Journal of American Physicians & Surgeons study entitled, “The Breast Cancer Epidemic” showed that abortion is the “best predictor of breast cancer.” (Volume 12. #3 – Oct 3, 2007)
I am not against women, but pro-women! All I am trying to do is point out these hidden truths, which are killing women, and ask you to please do further research. Use your common sense too: which is abnormal/normal?
• Ingesting chemical pills which radically change female reproductive health and/or killing your conceived baby or
• Living a chaste life and accepting children as a gift from God.