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(You)th Go Pink With NFL – Breast Cancer Awareness

football saints go pink breast cancerIt’s breast cancer awareness month so I challenge you to go pink. The NFL does it. So can you!

Everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way. Many loved ones have been lost.

Here’s the thing: It’s not just about wearing pink or buying something pink. This is about breast cancer prevention. Let’s contracept (prevent) breast cancer, not just support breast cancer research.

How can you go pink? Read three quick and important facts and pass it on: 

  1. saint_breast cancer awareness month_footballEstrogen is a carcinogen (cause of breast cancer)
    1. WedMD: “Long term use of combined (estrogen and progestin)” is a breast cancer risk factor 
    2. Columbia University Study: “National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) added estrogen to its list of known cancer-causing agents” in 2003 
    3. Cancer Research UK: “breast cancer is more common among women who take HRT and the Pill for long periods”
  2. The Pill and other forms of birth control use estrogen and progesterone
    1. Medline Plus: “Combinations of estrogen and progestin work by preventing ovulation (the release of eggs from the ovaries)” 
    2. University of Maryland Medical Center: “Oral contraceptives (OCs, birth control pills, or “the Pill,”) are available by prescription and come in either a combination of estrogen and progestin or progestin alone. Most women use the combination hormone pill”  
  3. Nike Goes Pink Breast Cancer PreventionThe pill and other forms of birth control are causing cancer in women and men
    1. Time Health and Family: Study: "A Curious Link Between Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer" 
    2. Journal of the National Cancer Institute: “Oral contraceptive use has been associated with an increase in the risk of breast cancer in young women.”  

You may be able to contracept a baby but you cannot contracept a cancer.

Go pink! Spread awareness about the carcinogens in oral contraceptives.



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