Garry B. Neal
Breast Cancer has been around since the beginning of times. It is noted that the earliest recordings were date back to Ancient Greece and Egypt around the year 460 B.C., when Hippocrates depicted it as humorol disease. He proposed the Human Body was made up of four humors (phlegm, black bile, yellow bile, and blood). He then premised that cancer was caused due to the overabundance of black bile. This idea of breast cancer was believed until about the 17th century when a physician by the name of Francois de la Boe Sylvius began to dispute the humorol theory of Cancer. He stated that Cancer was caused not by an excess of black bile, but from a chemical process which transformed lymphatic fluids from acidic to acrid.
In America, as of 2012, 1 in every 8 woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. While for men on the other hand their chances are a lot slimmer, 1/10 of 1%, (one in 1,000). Among women breast cancer is the second highest cancerous cause of death behind only lung cancer, but is second most diagnosed cancer behind skin. Most women believe they are risk free due to the lack of family history with the disease, but this is not the case. Statistics show that about 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. Diagnosis
Breast cancer is commonly not noticed till after symptoms arise, although most women in the early stages have no symptoms. The now common, use of mammograms, (X-ray of the breast), have increased the likelihood of stopping cancers before it spreads. But yet and still some breast cancers go undetected by way of mammogram. Even machines make mistakes sometimes. Another test is an MRI or Magnetic resonance imaging. MRI test use strong magnets and radio waves. Energy from the radio waves is consumed then discharged in a way that is relative to a certain body tissue type and disease. A computer decodes the pattern into...