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Think Before Going Pink: Many Breast Cancer Awareness Sponsors Profit from Cancer and Cause Cancer

by Tony Isaacs

(The Best Years in Life) As we find ourselves once again soon to be awash in a sea of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), few people who participate, donate or buy pink-themed products are aware that BCAM has always been a deliberate deception - a "pinkwash" which helps "do-gooder" sponsors hide their own culpability while promoting pink-themed products which often actually cause cancer.

In the beginning

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) was launched in 1987 by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), a British chemical company which has been a world leader in manufacturing cancer-causing pesticides, plastics and other products. From day one, ICI and later spin-off Zeneca have used BCAM to direct research and prevention efforts away from chemical carcinogens.

To this day, not a word can be found in any of the BCAM literature suggesting that decreasing exposure to chemical carcinogens or dietary changes can help play a role in cancer prevention.

Examples of BCAM sponsors who promote cancer causing products:

General Electric (GE)

GE, a major polluter of carcinogenic PCBs in a 200 mile stretch of the Hudson River, sells upwards of $100 million annually in mammography machines. BCAM emphasizes encouraging yearly mammograms. The trademark slogan is "Early Detection is Your Best Prevention." Though it is too late to prevent cancer once it has been detected, 37 percent of American women believe that mammograms somehow prevent breast cancer.

While mammograms have never prevented a single instance of cancer, radiation from routine mammography causes tens of thousands of cases of breast cancer each year. The National Cancer Institute reports that mammography may cause 75 cases of breast cancer for every 15 it identifies in younger women. Additionally, mammograms misidentify tumors 70 percent of the time, resulting in huge numbers of unnecessary and invasive biopsies.

Monsanto

Biotech giant Monsanto is a major sponsor BCAM's high profile event, the Race for the Cure. At the same time, Monsanto reaps huge profits from products which cause breast and other cancers. A study published in the October, 2012 edition of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology provided unprecedented evidence of the cancer causing dangers of the combination of Monsanto's genetically modified corn and it's herbicide Roundup.

Cow's treated with Monsanto's genetically engineered rBGH growth hormone produce milk with up to 10 times the normal Insulin-like Growth Factor I (IGF-1). IGF-1 has been identified as a leading risk factor for breast cancer as well as other cancers. Studies have shown that women with elevated levels of IGF-1 are seven times more likely to develop pre-menopausal breast cancer.

DuPont

DuPont, another huge chemical company and major polluter, supplies much of the film used in mammography machines. Like GE, DuPont aggressively promotes mammography screening of women in their 40s, despite the risk of its contributing to breast cancer in that age group.

 

The cosmetic giants

Cosmetic and body care companies, including such industry powerhouses as Estee Lauder, Avon, Revlon, and Mary Kay annually market pink-ribboned products during BCAM. Many of those same products contribute to breast and other cancers.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals such as parabens and phthalates found in cosmetic and body care products increase the risk of breast cancer and cause a broad range of birth defects. A study published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology in 2012 detected paraben esters in 99 percent of breast cancer tissues sampled.

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Other cancer causers

In addition to the above list, a host of other sponsors also promote their cancer-causing products as part of BCAM, including KFC, Coca Cola, alcoholic beverage makers and many others.

For a more in-depth look at the deception of BCAM, see:

"Breast Cancer Deception - Hiding the Truth Beneath a Sea of Pink"
(http://www.tbyil.com/breast-cancer-deception.htm)

See also:

Is the Komen Foundation Running for a Cure or for Themselves?

New study: Lymph node surgery for many breast cancer patients proves worthless and harmful

Study finds that radiation treatments create cancer stem cells 30 times more potent than regular cancer cells

Study Finds that Multivitamins and Calcium Slash Breast Cancer Risk

Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts Stop the Spread of Breast and Other Cancers

Breast Cancer: A Preventable Disease Through Good Nutrition

A Natural Anti-Cancer Protocol

Beating Cancer on a Shoestring Budget

Sources included for this article include:

http://www.tbyil.com/breast-cancer-deception.htm
http://truthalliance.net/Archive/News/tabid/67/ID/9677/Breast-Cancer-Causing-or-Preventing-Think-Before-You-Pink.aspx
http://www.naturalnews.com/028631_Komen_for_the_cure_pinkwashing.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/031415_Coca_Cola_diet_soda.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/030018_pinkwashing_breast_cancer.html

About the author

Tony Isaacs is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including Cancer's Natural Enemy.  Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at Natural News, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador online, AlignLife, the Cancer Tutor, the American Chronicle and several other venues. Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 3500 members and the CureZoneAsk Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum. Mr. Isaacs and his partner Luella May host The Best Years in Life Radio Show every Wednesday evening on BlogTalk Radio.

You can also find articles by Tony Isaacs at:

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