USA Today Reports:
At a time when the USA is making progress, studies show a worrisome rise in the number of young women diagnosed with advanced, incurable, deadly breast cancer.
What’s considered “young woman” in the breast cancer world?
Try 25 years old on for size!
For years, I have been one of the only people in the United States to use 30 years of studies that link a rampantly used, recklessly placed, unneeded chemical preservative in personal care products to the growth of these very same deadly breast cancer cells.
Paraben is the ingredient in question, and it’s wide spread use showed up on store shelves in 1970.
In the recently published USA Today article, aptly titled “Deadly breast cancers are rising in young women”, the writer references an article published in the esteemed (sarcasm? Maybe) Journal of the Medical Association.
In truth, the article is actually pretty scary. Essentially, the publication has noted that the “increase” of incident has been steadily rising over the past 40 years, specifically citing the trend growth explosion starting in…. you guessed, 1970.
It used to be that the rate of increase “per year” was 2% (in the early 70′s), then it began to climb to 2.9%, and now it’s at all an all time high of 3.6%… per year.
I want to be sure this is understood. They are saying that the each year, 3.6% more women than the previous year develop this type of breast cancer. The very kind that paraben has been proven to aid in the growth of.
This makes sense when you consider four things.
1) Increased, unregulated use of Paraben in personal care products.
2) Increase in female population.
3) Increase in the number of personal care products sold to and consumed by the increased female population
4) Increase in a vanity based exposure to the increased female population, who then buy and consume more and more personal care products, with rampant, unregulated paraben usage in them.
The study finally caught the attention of someone who should have been paying attention all along.
Deputy Chief Medical Director at the American Cancer Society Len Lichtenfeld said, Studies Like This Get Your Attention.
The study itself was actually based only on statistics collected by the NCI (National Cancer Institute), which the US Government version of the ACS.
Maybe it’s time for the ACS to look at some numbers too?
The American Cancer Society has been under fire from the Chronicle Of Philanthropy, the authoritative U.S. charity watchdog, who charged the ACS as being “more interested in accumulating wealth than saving lives.” (Hall H., and Williams G. “Professor VS Cancer Society.”)
The numbers are easily skewed when whole numbers are lumped together. What does it mean when you say “Breast Cancer is down 7%” and then out of the other side you admit that “the deadliest kind is up “another 3.6%” this year.. again.. and it’s happening in young women”.
Lichtenfeld can’t ignore this one, and acknowledged the observations saying “It’s a terrible situation.”
Study author, Rebecca Johnson recommends you ignore advice against being checking yourself earlier in life, and to be sure you have….
She said one other important thing…
“Given there’s such a change over a short amount of time, we may find modifiable risk factors or potentially toxic exposures that are fueling this increase.”
Yeah, I agree. Do you!?