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Breast cancer is an ancient disease

October 13, 2012
Carol Tomlinson , The Leader Herald

Breast cancer is an ancient disease. It has been mentioned in every period of recorded history. However, even with its profound significance, any discussion of breast cancer was only found in medical journals before the 1970s. Early treatments for this disease were rudimentary and often painful. In 1810, Abigail Adams underwent a grueling mastectomy without anesthesia.

 
 
 

 

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