With the aid of mammography breast cancer is detected in an early stage, earlier than any other cancer. Hazard rate bi-modality in other cancers is less pronounced, e.g., colon and rectum, or melanoma of the skin. Lung cancer is detected relatively late and its hazard rate declines. Mounting host resistance as well as treatment account for the declining hazard.
CLL and female genital cancers are mixtures of both patterns.
Chemotherapy acts as a double edged sword. By reducing the tumor load it actually promotes the deficiency, yet during decompensation it alleviates the damage cased by the tumor. Aggressive chemotherapy is not recommended. Rather, one ought to start with small doses, and raise them gradually until compensation is restored and the patient is not distressed. Any excessive tumor ablation is dangerous.
Farewell my breast