A new study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) predicts fifty percent more women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the next few decades, with more than 441,000 new cases expected in the US by 2030. The study points to an aging population as the reason why we can expect such a dramatic leap in breast cancer cases, but is that the real reason why women’s health is increasingly in jeopardy?
While women have begun literally removing ovaries and breasts from their bodies, as Angelina Jolie is now famous for, the real cancer-causing culprits continue to be rampant in our daily lives. The truth is that we are bombarded with countless chemicals that pose a hazard to our health. Specifically, hormone disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol-A (BPA), which is often used in plastics, are attacking us at full speed.
As breastcancer.org explains:
“BPA is a weak synthetic estrogen found in many rigid plastic products, food and formula can linings, dental sealants, and on the shiny side of paper cashier receipts (to stabilize the ink). Its estrogen-like activity makes it a hormone disruptor, like many other chemicals in plastics. Hormone disruptors can affect how estrogen and other hormones act in the body, by blocking them or mimicking them, which throws off the body’s hormonal balance.”
Furthermore, Natural Society pointed out several years ago that BPA was linked to cancer in over 130 studies. Funny how high-profile non-profits like Susan G. Komen refuse to mention this at all, and even deny it. And the MSM does no better.
What’s even more despicable is that Susan G. Komen for the Cure spent $141 million for breast cancer education (PDF download) recently. But this ‘education’does not cover the legitimate nutritional and chemical-exposure issues that contribute to the development of breast cancer and cancer overall.
Some are calling what Susan G. Komen really does ‘pink-washing.’ They have ties to big pharmaceutical companies and less than a dime of every dollar raised actually goes toward curing breast cancer.
With a disturbing 50 percent increase in breast cancer cases expected by 2030, shouldn’t all that money be going to actually treat and prevent cancer?