HIGHLIGHTS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST NEOPLASMS
Breast malignancies are one of the most prevalent and major causes of morbidity and mortality among women worldwide. According to the available data, neoplastic lesions of the breast are one of the main causes leading to heavy costs for both the healthcare system and the society. Based on these realities and the fact that different aspects of these malignancies remain unknown to date, and are essential to be determined, these issues make a vast area of research in medicine. Just like the present time, breast neoplasms were under the focus of scientists lived in the past, from all over the world. Accordingly, these malignancies are a group of disease with a long-standing historical background. As a result, it can be claimed that modern-day knowledge of these matters has burgeoned on the extraordinary discoveries and the development of diagnostic and therapeutic methods made through the ages, especially those of the post-medieval era. Recognizing the previous efforts that have been made in this regard will show our future way for us. For this reason, in this paper, we will review the key milestones and vital discoveries in the field of breast neoplasms and some other diseases involving this body organ.
Key words: Breast Neoplasms; Diagnosis; History of Medicine