What’s missing from this article?

Pink breast cancer ribbon

Communities in the Bay Area, especially Marin County, are known to have higher breast cancer rates than are found elsewhere in America.  We women keep getting studied.  And scientists keep having theories.  Here’s the latest article I’ve seen about Bay Area breast cancer rates.  If you read the article, you’ll find that, while it’s obsessed with potential environmental toxins, it makes no mention of a few interesting things that leave me doubting how meritorious the studies are.  Thus, it makes no mention of:

1.  Delayed child-bearing (very common in affluent areas).

2.  Long-term use of the Pill, which is very common in women who delay child-bearing.

3.  Frequency of abortions, which is very common in women who delay child-bearing.

4.  Prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases, which could have an effect on reproductive organs, including breasts.

5.  Youthful access to the Pill and abortion.  (You’ll never see a pregnant teen in Marin.)

6.  Longevity — something that is associated with affluence and with breast cancer.

7.  The fact that affluent communities have better access to testing.  In a poorer community, a woman in her 40s might have a slow-growing cancer, but be unaware of it — and then die of diabetes first anyway.

All of the theories posited in the article may be good theories, and some or all may be absolutely correct.  Until the studies address the peculiarities/realities of an affluent, liberal part of the world, however, they’re not looking at the whole pictures, and one wonders if they’ll be able to find the whole answer.

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  1. NancyB says

    And what about those false positive mammograms – I’m sure most of the Marin County women take great pride in following  the expert’s guidelines for mammograms.  And how many are aware that the main diagnostic test for breast cancer can actually cause cancer?
     
    Is breast mammography a “benign” magic diagnostic life-saving tool or something more malignant?
     
    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/health/women-misled-about-mammograms-61422.html
    http://search.mercola.com/search/pages/Results.aspx?k=breast%20cancer%20mammography
     

  2. Charles Martel says

    Something that never gets spoken about in most pro-abortion Marin households is the realization among the children there that it’s highly likely their parents have aborted a might-have-been sibling. These kids realize on some deep level that their parents are much like the ancient Romans, namely that those who possess power are the only ones who get to determine the worth or lack of worth of a life. They know that they just as easily could have been dismembered in the name of “only children who are wanted should be born.” 
     
    The irony is that a lot of these kids end up supporting abortion, holding it publicly in as high a regard as their enlightened parents. I guess it’s like Stockholm syndrome—you certainly want your parents to continue “wanting” you. They might not want you if you become pro-life, and their dismay at you would amount to a figurative abortion.

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