Here we are in the month of Mary, Our Mother…oh, wait, that’s just us Catholics.
Here we are in “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, a time needed only for people who have been living under a rock for the last thirty years as the disease has taken a horrible toll on the women of the industrialized world and the victims and their families seek to make everyone notice.
Yes, we are aware. And we are aware that the last hundred years have been particularly devastating. While present in the historical record since the Egyptians, breast cancer was quite rare before 1910. The question we must ask is why is there now so much of it – and why all the cash dumped into research is dealing with treatment more than cause and prevention.
As the decades of the 20th century rolled along, millions of women – wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers…
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