New study: The pill doubles risk of brain cancer
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A new study reported by Time.com reveals that taking the pill increases the risk of primary brain cancer by 50 percent. Long-term use—five years or more—almost doubles the risk.

The study, conducted by a neurologist in Denmark, was published this month in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. The research relied on data gathered from government registries and medical records on women of reproductive age across Denmark. The study refutes previous studies with less reliable data which indicated a possible protective effect against brain cancer.

The current study included women on combination estrogen/progestin regimens, and progestin-only regimens. Researchers found that all users increase their brain cancer risk dramatically with hormonal contraception, but women on the progestin-only regimens are even more likely to develop brain tumors. The progestin pills are prescribed for those women who are more likely to suffer life-threatening blood clots from estrogen exposure.

The Time article claims that glioma brain cancer is rare. In fact, it uses the term “rare” five times for emphasis.

But interestingly, when I checked with the Johns Hopkins glioma brain tumor center website, I found it says, “Glioma is a common type of primary brain tumor, accounting for about 33% of these tumors.”

So, which is it? Rare or common? The head researcher in the project says, “With the present knowledge we have, I would still favor using contraception in eligible women. But we need to do more research to get a better handle on the issues.”

Women deserve better than this. They deserve to be told the whole truth, including all the health implications to both mother and baby when considering hormonal birth control. I wonder, would this researcher bet his wife’s life on hormonal contraceptives, knowing what he now knows?

The study follows on the heels of many other recent studies that show the harmful impact of steroidal contraceptives.

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