I've been saying for more than twenty years that HRT causes breast cancer. It's almost guaranteed if you've been on it for a long time. Even sooner if you smoke, too. Nobody was listening to me. Gee, I can't imagine why.
Plus the people that make HRT had a
pretty good PR machine in place to make you think otherwise. Hey, they
had the doctors fooled.
Then somebody said, wait a minute,
let's not just listen to the pharmaceutical people about the safety of
HRT. They may have a vested interest in selling this stuff. So
the NIH began a HUGE study and stopped it cold a couple of years ago
with a warning -- HRT DOES cause breast cancer; it doesn't prevent heart
disease, etc., etc., pretty much reversing all the bullshit the
manufacturers were slinging.
Now a couple of years later, it has
become simple arithmetic. Suddenly a whole bunch of women stopped
using HRT because of the warning, and just as suddenly breast cancer
rates for women that age [50+] dropped like a stone.
Secondly -- here's the next thing
they will discover. Young women who went on birth control in high
school and continued for twenty years into their thirties are getting
breast cancer just like the HRT ladies.
That's right, long term use of birth control also
causes breast cancer. Not fun when you're in your thirties.
Pretty obvious, though, when you consider that the ingredients in HRT and the
pill are pretty much the same.
I wonder how long Cheryl Crow was
on the pill. She had to be. Since she is over forty, twenty years
is quite possible.
Somewhere, someone is keeping
statistics with the actual numbers of women on the pill who get breast
cancer. Or conversely, they are tracking the number of women who get breast
cancer who happen to be on the pill.
Only you can't find those numbers anywhere, because the people keeping track of them are the people who make the pills.
Just like the tobacco companies who knew all along that nicotine was
addictive. And that smoking cigarettes caused lung cancer.
I'm sure the pharmaceutical companies have known all along that HRT and the pill
cause much more breast cancer than they wanted us to realize. Why do you think they kept lowering the dosage?
The numbers are buried in the archives somewhere. Or being shredded as we speak.
One of these days somebody will come up with a class action suit against the
makers of the pill. But, probably not until there's an
alternative, easy to use, failsafe birth control to take its
Most women are willing to take sex without pregnancy NOW and worry about breast cancer getting them later.