"Something other than genetics causes it [cancer], though, and one leading candidate is Hormone Replacement Therapy that doctors pushed on menopausal women for decases as a supposed way of preventing heart disease, Alzheimer's, and wrinkles. When in 2002, HRT was found to be correlated with breast cancer and millions of women stopped taking it, the incidence of breast cancer plunged. Which suggests that optimism especially about the validity of conventional wisdom [psychotherapy and support groups can improve cancer outcomes], can be hazardous. What you need is a narrow eyed, deeply skeptical attitude."
Barbara Ehrenreich, The Cancer Blame Game, The Progressive Magazine, September, 2007, p. 12