I recently went into a store and a lady who was a clerk wore a broach. When I asked her what the broach stood for she stated that it represented support for finding a cure for Breast Cancer. Without thinking too wisely, I stated: ” I have always loved women’s breasts.” This was indeed a politically incorrect statement even coming from an unrepentant male who frequently compliments women on their beauty.
After a small amount of discussion, it turned out that the lady knew practically nothing about recent scientific findings relating to breast cancer. I suggested that the lady might enjoy reading an article posted on this website titled: ” Women’s Breasts and Stem Cells.” I would encourage anyone who wishes to learn some scientific information to read this article. Readers may locate this article by typing into the search box on the home page the following: BRCA-1.
As a politically incorrect and unrepentant male, I hope that science soon finds a cure for not only breast cancer, but a cure for all cancers. In the meantime, I believe that women misunderstand the cancer risks associated when they are BRCA-1 and/or BRCA-2 positive. While I believe that any adult should be allowed access to their genetic code or any part of their genetic code, I believe that many individuals continue to misunderstand how to analyze genetic markers. Unfortunately, some medical doctors lack either the time or the understanding to explain genetic markers to their patients.
R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: Although the above referenced article was written in November of 2010, the information remains up to date and accurate. )