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IJCRR. 2017; 9(15): 37-44

History of Breast Cancer - A Quick Review

M. Vidya Bhargavi; Venkateswara Rao Mudunuru; Sampath Kalluri.

Breast cancer is an atrocious disease that haunts us as much now as it did in the past hundreds of years. The disastrous physical and mental conditions of cancer in general have been mentioned in medical records throughout the centuries. The women of these ancient eras suffered from not only noticeable bumps on their breasts, but also oppression from the people of their society. Unlike other cancers that typically have internalized tumors, breast cancer presents itself with external lumps that are extremely noticeable. The object of this article is to explore the history of this cancer and the developments in treating it in the present century.

Key words: Breast Cancer;History;Lymph gland;Autopsies;Mammography;Chemotherapy

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