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Aug 10, 2018 07:28PM
Aug 10, 2018 07:35PM
>>Or are you just of the belief that now doctors are more accurately diagnosing it more so now than in years past?<<
I believe that for long times and in many places, many sufferers had no access to any Medical Care, nor to any Medicine other than alcohol. Many would have been secretive about it. Many would have secluded themselves because of the stench they carried. And then, even with access to Doctors, there would have been failures to diagnose. Even now, there are failures to make timely diagnosis, disadvantaging breast cancer patients' prospects for survival.
>>[...] autism numbers. It seems to be more widely understood now, therefor more often diagnosed.<<
Now it is recognized that there is a much broader spectrum (or range) in what we call autism. Before there was this expanded view and recognition, there were shy persons who had to try harder -- to make much more determined effort --; and there were shyer persons who had to try even harder than they; and then there were some persons who seemed very difficult to reach, recognised as autistic.
There is the vaccine issue. I understand there is higher incidence of autism in vaccinated black male youngsters than in otherwise similarly situated youngsters.
Then there is this issue everyone notices and knows about but fairly few talk about -- that men have their own "biological clocks."
>>I have to say I would have been heart broken not to have been able to feed my babies. That was a treasured time.<<
Would you have missed your breasts if you had grown up without them? The leading infant formula manufacturers have first-rate R & D behind their infant formula products.
I fed my preemie babies -- the smallest survivor came to me at nine grams body weight -- with 1-mL syringes with teeny cannula fittings. Larger babies -- of sixteen to thirty grams or so body weight -- could have a teeny slim silicone nipple-like sleeve put onto the teeny cannula attachments. Those were treasured times with my Little Ones.
>>Mastectomies at birth?<<
Yes, or in early infancy. In my experience, all else (as to surgery injury) being equal, the pain experience is not of the same degree so much earlier in life.
>>You wouldn't be guaranteeing anything 100% although I'm sure the number would drastically go [d]own <<
Yes. Mastectomy seems to be the most risk-reducing means we have to deal with this epidemic.
My latest (Stage IV) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole.
2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole)
4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal
8/2018, Stage IV