Day 13 Commitment Breast Cancer Fact

Day 13 of 31

In 1882, the father of American surgery, William Steward Halstead (1852-1922), introduced the first radical mastectomy (the breast tissue underlying chest muscle and the lymph nodes are removed). Until the mid 1970s, 90% of women with breast cancer were treated with this procedure.

Carvalho, Lucia, RN/MSN, and James A. Stewart, MD. 2009. The Everything Health Guide to Living with Breast Cancer. Avon, MA: Adams Media

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  1. I love your efforts to raise Breast Cancer Awareness. It’s been fun to read.

    By the way, I’m giving you The Versatile Blogger Award. Feel free to stop by and pick it up. Thanks!

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