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November 19, 2009

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I noticed what looked like an error in the original blog post (briefly, the author seemed to have taken the true.positive.rate to be 1-false.positive.rate and plugged into the bayes rule) and posted a comment pointing this out. This morning, the original post has disappeared! Weird.

BTW, I enjoy reading your posts a great deal. Thanks!

Breast cancer is one of the most studied and studied forms of cancer. The oldest known descriptions of breast cancer (although the term "cancer" was not yet known and is not used) was found in Egypt and dates from about 1600 year BC. So-called "Edwin Smith Papyrus describes 8 cases of tumors or ulcers of the breast, which were treated with cauterization by fire. The text reads: "The disease does not care, it always leads to death." At least one described in the Papyrus of eight cases of breast cancer arose from men.


Here's a fascinating view on what is cancer and what causes it...

What is Cancer

The researcher claims that cancer is not only curable, but also a natural response of the cells mutating for surviving in an unnatural environment. Pretty interesting idea. I wonder if there is any solid research backing this up.

This is pure mathmatics. We need a clearer insight concerning breast cancer and women risk factor!
thanks for the post anyway!

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