• By Dr. John Fudens

    The incidence of benign lumpy breast disease and breast cancer, in women, is rising at an alarming rate. Eight out of ten women develop benign lumpy breast disease (risk factor for cancer) and one in eight women develop breast cancer. The risk gets worse with each passing year. In 1960 one in twenty women developed breast cancer and in 1994 the rate is one of eight. At present it is even higher. In the US breast cancer is the second leading cause of death by cancer in women, almost 30% of women’s cancers. In 1995 over 183, 600 women and 1,400 men developed breast cancer. Now it is much higher. Black women are less likely to develop breast cancer than white women but are presented to the physician in a more advanced stage. Breast cancer is more fatal in white men than white women because men tend to ignore a lump in their breast as cancer. More cancer is reported in the spring than any other time of the year. Continue reading »