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A Brief History of Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Woman with metastatic breast cancer concept.
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Archeological skeleton find.
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A major archaeological discovery


Portrait of Ancient Egyptian women.
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Treating breast cancer in the ancient world


Hippocrates.
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Is black bile to blame?


Anne of Austria statue.
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A famous breast-cancer case


Group of nuns.
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The celibacy theory


Historical medical instruments.
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The first radical mastectomy


Chemotherapy IV drugs.
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Changing the surgical game


Tamoxifen medication.
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Advent of hormone therapy


American flag.
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A cancer hero


Multi-ethnic group of women.
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Solidarity and strength


Gene research.
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The power of genes


Pamela Kaufman

Pamela Kaufman

Pamela Kaufman got her professional start covering health at Vogue, where she wrote two columns on news and trends as well as feature stories. Her interest in healthy eating brought her to Food & Wine, where she became executive editor. Today she writes articles about health and food, profiles courageous people living with chronic disease, and pursues all kinds of great stories. You can follow her adventures as an eater, mom, and traveler @pamkaufman.