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Breast Cancer

A Brief History of Breast Cancer

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Front part of pencil
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Book and doctor implements.
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Breast cancer: Now and then


Spinx and pyramid.
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Breast cancer in ancient Egypt


Aged and rundown book.
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Early notions about the cause


Bust of Hippocrates.
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'The wandering womb'


Breast cancer survivors wearing pink.
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Finally seen as important


Antique surgical instruments.
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The first successful treatment


Icon of a women with a hole in the area of the breast.
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The first mastectomy


Doctors performing surgery in the operating room.
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Better surgery, better outcomes


Women receiving chemotherapy treatment.
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Chemotherapy and radiation


Patient being reassured by doctor.
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A targeted approach


Microscope.
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Early research


Process of a bone marrow transplant.
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Treatments that failed


Hormone replacement therapy pills.
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The dangers of hormone replacement therapy


Scientist using a petri dish.
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A preemptive attack


Genetic Screening
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The new frontier of genetic testing


Woman having a mammogram.
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What you can do now


Sara Suchy

Sara Suchy

Sara is a former editor for HealthCentral.