by Dr. Ni Haixia at Hantang College of TCM, Florida
One assertion of WM is that breast cancer can be passed on to the next generation.
According to TCM theory, breast cancer is nonhereditary but caused by hereditary personality.
First, if a mother is sentimental, chances are her daughter may have the same personality.
Secondly, the daughter is told that breast cancer is hereditary, so she would become worried and scared.
Then she may share the same habits as her mother, like taking Western medicines, including vitamins.
All of these would lead to breast cancer, which will be referred to by WM as evidence that breast cancer is indeed hereditary.
WM still doesn’t know the source of breast cancer, which is excess milk accumuled in the breast hardening and developing into breast cancer. But this has not prevented them from making false claims and causing panic among women.
As a result, women would worry and start to get annual mammography and biopsy, further increasing the risk of breast cancer. Hence the cycle of the nightmare.
Therefore, the high mortality rate of breast cancer is caused by the wrong WM theories.