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Incidence of breast cancer falls with less HRT use, Canadian study confirms

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5307 (Published 27 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5307

Rapid Response:

It is time to come clean about the pill

The recent data from USA and Canada clearly show a reduction in
breast cancer in post menopausal women following reduced intake of HRT.1
The epidemic proportions of young women with breast cancer is staggering,
with 1 in 11 women in UK being diagnosed.It is established that a large
proportion of these cancers are hormone sensitive, and as in the HRT data,
the contraceptive pill is hormonal and the obvious inference is that it
causes breast cancer in these young women. At this stage the biological,
epidemiological, and surrounding data [ hormone dependent; epidemic
proportions not seen in any pattern of cancer prevalence; apparently
unexplained enormous prevalence of breast cancer in young healthy women;
absence of a similar spike of cancer in any comparable animal model;
response of the cancer to hormone depleting treatments ]are overwhelming.
Everyone seems to not see that the emperor has no clothes. The financial,
human, and medical cost of this myopia are colossal. This has to be the
biggest public health disaster of the century. It needs to stop now. The
pill should be banned. This will be bigger than any cover up we have
witnessed with suppression of drug adverse reactions, non publication of
negative studies or hiding and manipulating data to support pill safety.
The data is self evident and any average person looking at what is
published on cancer trends, the causes of cancer, the concomitant societal
behaviours that mirror the trends, and the stark absence of a credible
definite cause must say " the pill must be doing it ", and they are right.

1 N Krieger,JTChen,PWaterman.Decline in US breast cancer rates after
the womens health initiative: socioeconomic and racial/ethnic
differentials. AJPH April.2010,100, S1.

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 October 2010
Eugene G Breen
Consultant
Adult Psychiatry