Bernie Sanders’ 1992 Cancer Registry Law: How much is breast cancer increasing in U.S. today?

The first piece of legislation that then- freshman Congressman Bernie Sanders drafted and  successfully passed, was The 1992 Cancer Registries Amendment Act.

But Bernie’s  law has not yet been implemented, thanks to 23 years of successful  stonewalling by the National Cancer Institute and  the Centers for Disease Control.

Sanders’ much-needed federal law  creates a uniform state-based  cancer  reporting system that includes all 50 state, the District of Columbia and   U.S. Territories, along with a centralized data bank within the federal Centers for Disease Control. The Sanders’ Registry can tell us how much breast cancer is increasing each year in younger women, for example,  and which age groups have the highest rates of breast cancer.  This is important information for those of us who want to find ways to stop breast cancer before it starts.

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Why are our  federal cancer agencies continuing to block the U.S. public from knowing the extent of our current breast cancer epidemic?

Without Bernie’s  central cancer data bank, the U.S. public cannot track  how much breast cancer is increasing within different age groups or ethnic groups  and/or within different sections of the country throughout the U.S.   This is a ridiculous and unacceptable  situation.

Without such a central data base that the Sanders Law requires, the U.S. public continues to remain in the dark about our ongoing  breast cancer  epidemic

U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics 2015

The National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and many Big Pharma- sponsored breast cancer foundations. including the American Cancer Society and Susan G Komen for the Cure  want us to believe that breast cancer is a static situation. Each year they tell us the same thing: “One out of every 8 U.S. women can expect to develop breast cancer in her lifetime.”

This is a  fear-mongering and no-help  statistic. This is similar to saying the U.S. has an  annual programmed breast cancer hurricane and 260,000 women will again end up diagnosed with breast cancer by the end of the year… year after year.

Without knowing the  actual  number of women in the U.S. diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year,  compared to last year and the year before that,  it is also difficult for Busting Breast Cancer and other prevention organizations to show how our programs or recommended lifestyle changes are able to change our current breast cancer statistics!

Fully implementing Bernie Sanders’ 1992 Cancer Registries Amendment Law will give us the standardized up-to-date national data we need to help stop breast  cancer before it starts.

Please contact your congressman/congresswoman and senators today.  Congressional members of all stripes should support the full implementation of Bernie Sanders’  1992   Cancer Registries Amendment Act.

Please help us STOP the Centers for Disease Control & the National Cancer Institute from continuing to stonewall Bernie Sanders’ 1992 Cancer Registries Amendment Act

It is THE LAW!!!!!  and it has been for 23 years now; but it must be fully implemented!

 Please Note: Since  the U.S. government  has not yet created the legally mandated  national  cancer registry, as legislated by Bernie Sanders’ 1992 law, the U.S. public now receives national cancer statistics from a private organization, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, founded in 1987 and funded by the cancer  treatment industry, the American Cancer Society  and the Centers for Disease Control.

The data generated by the NAACCR is based on primary tumor information, not on the number of individuals diagnosed with cancer in any one year. This means U.S. cancer statistics cannot be compared to cancer statistics from other countries as the U.S. counts tumors, while other nations count people. This year the  NAACCR published  an annual report  to the nation  which gives us tumor data from 1975 to 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bain Executive Blocks U.S. Women Access to Safe Birth Control

 

 IUDs are the most effective & safest birth control choice for teens and younger women, according to a recent report from the   American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, while a new national family planning study shows that when offered free contraception, IUDs are the top choice for 18-20 year olds.

But thanks to a Bain Capital Executive’s buy-out move  in 2003, the simple plastic hormone-free ParaGard IUD went from wearing a $15 price tag in 2000 to costing a whopping $754 today; forcing  many uninsured women to use less safe,  but more profitable,  birth control drugs while inflating health care costs for government and private insurers.

Back in 2003, Fred Studier, a 17 year employee and partner in Bain’s healthcare and private equity practices, bought up ParaGard’s marketing, manufacturing and distribution contracts, merging them into a new company,   FEI Women’s Health.  Using a questionable 1999 FDA ruling that reclassified this lone 30 year old medical device into a pharmaceutical drug, Studier’s new U.S. monopoly, raised the price of the tiny plastic T to $200, a 1, 233 percent  price increase.

IUDs remain more popular in Europe, where women enjoy dozens of sizes and models to choose from, with price tags of $60 or less. But the prohibitive costs of any 10 year FDA-approved study, required of new IUDs (think drugs), keep competitive IUDs off the U.S. market.

Hormone-free IUDs are not drugs. Women need to urge the FDA to reclassify them back to medical devices.

This subject is discussed in the forthcoming ebook,  The Terrible Truth about Birth Control Drugs and the need for safe affordable IUDs, available later this month on Kindle, Nook, I-Pad and other e-readers. This is the first volume in the Busting Breast Cancer: Seven Simple Steps ebook series, by Busting Breast Cancer’s founding director, Susan Wadia-Ells.

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