Breast Cancer: A Puzzling Plague

What is it about the American way of life that causes breast cancer?

In the bad old days, some 20 years ago, no one had the heart even to talk about it. Breast cancer struck the most evident of a woman's assets, where the motherly and the erotic are joined. And treatment of the disease was a nightmare of pain, disfigurement and uncertainty too terrifying to contemplate. A seemingly healthy woman with nothing more than a tiny lump in her breast (and a larger one forming in her throat) could agree to have a biopsy performed and not know whether she would awake from surgery with a small bandage on her breast -- or...

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