More than 3500 years ago the Ancient Egyptians were the first to discover the breast cancer that was visible by eye unlike the other types of cancer. The breast tumors were treated by cauterization, which was not successful and led to a lot of death for breast cancer patients.
In the 16th century, The Roman physician Aetios of Amida was the first to use the surgery of mastectomy as a cure for the breast cancer.
After the discovery of the circulatory system, the French surgeon Jean Louis Petit (1674–1750) was able to reach that the blood was responsible for spreading the tumors to the lymph nodes in the armpit. The Scottish surgeon Benjamin Bell (1749–1806) had removed the breast tissue, and underlying chest muscle.
The American surgeon William Stewart Halsted (1852-1922) continued their work and in the year 1882 he removed breast, underlying chest muscle and lymph nodes to treat cancer.
The American surgeon Jerome Urban (1914-1991) removed more tissues in order to defeat cancer completely, and that raised the percentage of curing to 50.
In the 20th century, the percentage of the women that got completely healthy after the surgeries and the chemotherapy or radiation, became higher. Scientists discovered that exercising, breast feeding, not drinking much alcohol and avoiding obesity are the factors that can prevent the breast cancer. The main factor that can help in cases of breast cancer is the early diagnosing, as the delay in diagnosing breast cancer can lead to the spreading of the cancer, that might lead to decreasing of the percentage of the fully recovery of the patient. A new device is tested nowadays to enable the early discovery of breast cancer.
The scientists at Nihon University have come up with the portable breast cancer detection device that can help you find out about your risk of having breast cancer. All that is needed is to press the scanner against the skin and get the results almost immediately. The device emits light at the wavelength of 850 nm to reveal the darker areas that might indicate cancer as the higher concentration of blood cells. The results are shown on LCD display, which you will be able to share with your health care provider.