Many of us are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but few people know the history of this disease. While there is still much to learn about Breast Cancer, we do have the answer to some of the more basic questions. Who first learned about breast cancer? What are past and present treatments? When did doctors start treating it? Where did it originate? How has research progressed since the first observation of it? This article will outline what we know about the discovery and study of this life changing illness.