Does Pink October Month Causes Breast Cancer?

Straight Facts about PinkWashing

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Many of the ‘pink’ products sold in October actually can cause cancer!

What have all these pink ribbon products and promotions done for men and women living with and at risk of breast cancer?

Actually, many of the ‘pink’ products you purchase actually can cause cancer!

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Hormone Treatment Tested on Healthy Young Girls

DES Action Australia – Tall Girls, SBS Insight, 1997

Video published on 24 September 2016 by DES Action Australia.

DES and Quest to Manipulate Height
DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

You usually don’t think twice about taking the medication your doctor prescribed

DES Action Australia – ACA Archival Footage

Video published on 7 August 2016 by DES Action Australia.

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Healthy Living – Health and Beauty – Top Tips Card

Prevention starts with your morning routine

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Prevention starts with your morning routine.

Read the tips below, then download the printable card to share with friends and family.

1.  When it comes to personal care products, simple is best
Decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals in cosmetics by using fewer products and choosing those with simpler ingredients. And avoid fragrance—that single ingredient can contain dozens of chemicals.

2.  Don’t be fooled by empty “organic” and “natural” claims on beauty care products
Because the cosmetics industry is largely unregulated, these claims may have no meaning. Read labels for specific information on a product’s ingredients.

3.  Avoid these problematic ingredients
• ingredients with “PEG” and “eth” in the name (potential 1,4-dioxane contamination)
• butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
• diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA) (possible nitrosamine contamination)
• formaldehyde
• quaternium
• DMDM hydantoin
• imidazolidinyl urea
• fragrance
• hydroquinone
• nonylphenol
• parabens
• petrolatum
• phthalates (DBP & DEP)
• synthetic musks
• toluene
• triclosan and triclocarban

4.  Join the Breast Cancer Fund to learn the science, get more tips and take action.

A Plague on Our Children

DES Action Australia – DES 60 Minutes, April 1983

Video published on 24 September 2016 by DES Action Australia.

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Healthy Living Home – Top Tips Card

Prevention starts at home

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Prevention starts at home.

Read the tips below, then download the printable card to share with friends and family.

1.  Eat organic and kick the can
When possible, choose organic foods and hormone-free meat and dairy. Buying products grown organically reduces pesticide use, which is good for families, farmworkers and the environment. And avoid canned foods until companies replace toxic BPA-based can linings with safe alternatives.

2.  Take it easy on the plastic
When choosing kitchenware and water bottles, go old-school with stainless steel and glass. And never microwave in plastic—even “microwave-safe” plastic can leach chemicals into your food when heated.

3.  Choose cleaning products that show you what they’re made of
Companies are not required to disclose ingredients of cleaners and detergents, so look for products made by companies that disclose ingredients, or make your own with things like baking soda and vinegar. For recipes check out Vassar College’s Environmental Risks and Breast Cancer Program.

4.  Stick with oil for pans that don’t stick, and use elbow grease to remove stains
Although there’s no denying they make our life easier, non-stick pans and stain-resistant materials can contain toxic polyfluorinated chemicals. Choose stainless steel or cast iron pots and pans, and consider skipping the stain-resistant clothes and carpets

5.  Join the Breast Cancer Fund to learn the science, get more tips and take action.

The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment

Breast Cancer Fund, State of the Evidence, Sixth Edition 2010

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The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment

From 2002 to 2010, the Breast Cancer Fund produced six editions of the landmark report, State of the Evidence: The Connection between Breast Cancer and the Environment.

Each edition presented a comprehensive summary of the scientific evidence to date linking exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments to increased breast cancer risk.

Abstract (pages 39 > 40)

The clearest evidence that a synthetic estrogen can increase risk for cancer decades later comes from the tragic experience with diethylstilbestrol (DES). Between 1938 and 1971, doctors prescribed DES for millions of pregnant women to prevent miscarriages. The drug was contraindicated in pregnancy use when daughters of women who took the drug were found to have higher rates of an extremely rare vaginal cancer compared to those who were not exposed to DES in the womb (Bibbo, 1977; Herbst, 1971). Research indicates that DES exposure is also associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in the women who took it during the 1950s (Colton, 1993; TitusErnstoff, 2001).

In a follow-up study of daughters who were exposed prenatally to DES, a nearly twofold increase in breast cancer risk was observed in women older than age 40. An even greater effect was found for women over the age of 50, although relatively few of the daughters had yet reached that age at the time of the study (Palmer, 2006; Troisi, 2007).

Recent studies examining the mechanisms by which DES might be exerting its carcinogenic effects indicate that the compound activates the same subcellular pathways that estradiol does, both by altering cellular metabolism and interaction with DNA (Saeed, 2009) and by increasing the rate of breast cell proliferation (Larson, 2006).

Transgender Men Can Face Fighting Breast Cancer Too

The medical world has blind spots in its understanding of how to take care of trans men and women

A transgender man, is somebody who is born female, and then takes male hormones to change gender. Many transgender people switch gender without having surgery to change their body.

… ” Zil Goldstein, a nurse practitioner and program director at Mount Sinai’s transgender center, said that while she had concerns about the long-term safety of transgender hormones, she worried more about the possible harm from not prescribing them – researchers report that 41 percent of transgender people attempt suicide.” …

…  “trans men with breast cancer were often urged to stop taking testosterone. One reason is that the body converts some testosterone to estrogen, which can speed the growth of many breast tumors. And some breast cancers may also be stimulated by testosterone, … “

Squibb Diethylstilbestrol Tablets U.S.P. 1 mg

DES Manufacturer: ER Squibb & Sons, New-York

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DES was sold under many different names.

DES was sold under many names including Distilbène®, Stilbetin®, Stilboestrol-Borne®, Benzestrol®, Chlorotrianisene®, Estrobene® and Estrosyn® to name just a few.

Many different companies manufactured and marketed this drug under more than 200 different brand names.

These Stilbetin Squibb Diethylstilbestrol Tablets U.S.P. 1 mg were manufactured by ER Squibb & Sons, New-York.

DES Drugs Pictures
Some Squibb & Sons DES Cases
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Pourquoi le dépistage du cancer du sein fait il débat?

Le cancer du sein, type de cancer le plus fréquent chez la femme, voit son dépistage critiqué

Vidéo publiée le 19 octobre 2016 via Le Monde.

Arguments pour un dépistage du cancer du sein reposant sur une information valide, honnête, objective et compréhensible.

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