If you are not a lover of cancer, or are in fact, perhaps, a hater of cancer, stay here.
If you think people shouldn't make money off of doing harm to others, please stay here.
My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer before we got married. She had to undergo chemotherapy. She wore a wig to our wedding because she had no hair. She made it and is still with us today and every day we thank God for that. We thank modern medicine for that.
I also pray that no one else I know has to go through that. That someday, no woman will ever endure that again. That my daughters will not also one day find that they have breast cancer.
So when I learn that doctors are prescribing, and big pharma is promoting, and millions of women are willingly taking a drug that more than QUADRUPLES their chance of getting breast cancer, I get angry. As a woman and a mother and a daughter, I get angry. You can read more about the study and the findings here.
Please, if you are taking The Pill, artificial birth control pills, stop. Just right now, today, please stop. Even if I don't know you, I care about you. I care about people and the world. I'm sorry that doctors and big pharma don't feel the need to spell out the dangers of ingesting large amounts of hormones on a daily basis and essentially trying to change our very biology. But they don't.
FOUR TIMES AS LIKELY TO GET BREAST CANCER. It's the truth.
Now before you accuse me of being unreasonable and against healthcare, I get that not all prescriptions are evil, even the ones with potentially dangerous side-effects. Because often the risks of not taking the drug exceeds the risks of taking it.
For example, my husband takes a medication to lower his blood pressure. Genetically, he has been blessed with dangerously high blood pressure and although he is 6" tall and only weighs 180 lbs and went for months on a modified diet just to see if there was any way to lower it naturally, it just didn't work. So he takes a little white pill every day and it helps him stay alive. In his case, the benefits outweigh the risks.
With that in mind, let's talk about the potential side-effects of The Pill:
Additional risks provided by reader JD: "increased heart attack (while smoking and taking the pill) and stroke risks (especially for migraine sufferers), gallbladder disease, cancer or precancerous lesions of the cervix, blood clots. (That is straight from the warner chilcott pamphlet that comes with the BC.)"
And now the potential side-effects of not taking The Pill:
- Increased sex drive
- Decreased chance of breast cancer
- The end
"But Dweej! You didn't put 'getting pregnant' on your list of no-pill side effects!" For a reason, my friends. For a reason.
Because getting pregnant is not a potential side-effect of not taking The Pill. Getting pregnant is a potential side-effect of having sex while you're fertile. People using artificial birth control methods get pregnant all the time by having sex because the method has "failed" and they're fertile. People not using artificial birth control methods get pregnant all the time by having sex when they're fertile because they're fertile.
But no one gets pregnant from NOT having sex. The sex havin' is the key, folks. The sex is the key.
Drugs should combat disease. Things that are detrimental to our health. They should not be the CAUSE of disease.
Your fertility is not a disease. The natural way your body works, which is not a mystery and is in fact something you and anyone else can understand, is not a disease. You were not born broken just because you are capable of reproduction. You do not need to put dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals into your body to 'fix' it.
Please, stop taking The Pill. Please don't put your daughters on The Pill.
Cancer is not a joke. I don't want you to get cancer.