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Cancer is the plague of modern times Its treatment requires heavy

Cancer is the plague of modern times Its treatment requires heavy


Cancer is the plague of modern times. Its treatment requires heavy medications, and the cancer industry weighs billions of dollars.

Cancer: The Forbidden Cures

Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin Jonno Rattman

Cancer is the plague of modern times. Its treatment requires heavy medications, and the

Targeted therapies hold out the promise of a new era in cancer treatment, but will we fear cancer any the less?

Facts about plague

This flea (Xenopsylla cheopis) has blood and a mass of Yersinia pestis cells in


Silent Outbreak: The Unbelievable Parasite Plague of Modern Times

SEM image of lung cancer (image courtesy of Wikimedia commons)

Impact of CAD across the world

The Asian Flu Pandemic (1957)

... damage when it appears together with creatine kinase, which was also indicated), was higher in both male and female CrossFit participants over the age ...

HER2 Positive Breast Cancer

Cancer therapeutics. Cancer treatment is one of the ...

1938 American Society for the Control of Cancer poster.

Septicemic plague[edit]

Citizens of Tournai bury plague victims. Miniature from The Chronicles of Gilles Li Muisis (1272–1352). Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, MS 13076-77, f.

Modern era[edit]

Acral necrosis of the nose, the lips, and the fingers and residual ecchymoses over both forearms in a person recovering from bubonic plague that ...

Sometime back in 2010, a good friend of mine from college who had since become a pediatrician posted a complaint on Facebook about “made up” health ...

And if that's not clear enough, they included a graph from the National Cancer Institute to drive the point home.

Just before New Year's eve, the New York Times published an article by George Johnson exploring the incidence of cancer in prehistoric times and its ...

The Third Plague Pandemic (1855)

1938 poster identifying surgery, x-rays and radium as the proper treatments for cancer.

The Masque of the Red Death, picture by Roger Corman, 1964.

Most cancer researchers in the nineteen-seventies already understood that cancer is diverse, and the research and clinical care of the following decades ...

Aztecs dying of smallpox, Florentine Codex (compiled 1540–1585)

Heparin. (Credit: LHcheM/Wikipedia)


People who died of bubonic plague in a mass grave from 1720–1721 in Martigues, France

Why should we care about the tumor microenvironment?

A child with smallpox in Bangladesh in 1973. Note the characteristic bumps filled with thick fluid and a depression or dimple in the center.

Forget the Blood of Teens. Metformin Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pill | WIRED

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Lung cancer death rates in Sweden

Lung cancer death rates in Sweden

Why Joe Biden's call for a 'moonshot to cure cancer' may not be far-fetched

The Hippocratic Corpus

ebola virus CDC

The Top 10 Deadliest Diseases

And prostate cancer falls sort of between the two models -- showing improvement in the mid-70s, only to start rising again after a short respite.

A dentist with silver forceps and a necklace of large teeth, extracting the tooth of a well seated man. Omne Bonum (England - London; 1360–1375).


Current diagnostic methods are often slow, with lab tests that require patients to physically go to a medical site and results that take time to gather.

Mortality due to bladder cancer in Sweden since 1956

Since the first cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (Aids) were reported in 1981, infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has grown to ...

Unless the tumor goes to the bone, it won't show up at all. If a prehistoric woman bleeds out from colorectal cancer, there will be no evidence left behind.

Growth of Cancer Throughout History -- Alternative Therapies Health Newsletter

James Gillray, The Cow-Pock—or—the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation! (1802)

Forget the Blood of Teens. Metformin Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pill | WIRED

Gene-editing technology could also be leveraged to treat infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

Advice (in French and English) for travellers on risks of epidemics abroad. Posters from the Charles De Gaulle airport, Paris, 2016.

A micrograph showing red circles labeled red blood cells and larger white blood cells. Small

Can we reduce different cancers to a set of common traits?

In the ancient world[edit]

There are few subjects that can stir up stronger emotions among doctors, scientists, researchers, policy makers, and the public than medical marijuana.

Development of female breast cancer mortality

Image adapted from Wikimedia Commons


The leading causes of death by percentage for Native Americans and Alaska Natives for 2005. Heart disease accounted for 25% of deaths, cancer 22%, ...

The below shows one of the "plague doctors" who were clothed from head to toe (including hood and mask) in order to protect themselves from the miasmas that ...

The map below shows the spread of plague over a three year period from Asia across the Black Sea into the Mediterranean and then through Italy, France, ...

Hospital staff has talked to patients being cared for at the SCCA and their family members. In addition, two rooms in which the ill patient received care ...

This species of flea is the primary vector for the transmission of Yersinia pestis, the organism responsible for bubonic plague ...

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Ancient Greek doctors included Hippocrates, the “father of medicine.” How did the Greeks practice medicine, and how does this relate to health in our times?

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Pseudoscience is sexy and it sells – big time. Fraudsters, hucksters, and snake oil salesmen will always be a plague to our society as long as there is a ...

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The Morphology of NET 3D Spheroids. The 3D spheroids from three human neuroendocrine tumor cell

Can differences in cancer cell metabolism be exploited?


Gastroparesis: Know the Risk Factors for This Mysterious Stomach Condition

During the SARS epidemic, Toronto quarantined individuals who had potentially been exposed by confining them to their ...

A scene of death and despair in a London street during the plague outbreak of 1664

An initial examination of the well failed to show any problems, casting doubt on Snow's conclusions, and the pump was reopened without incident.

Original map by John Snow showing the clusters of cholera cases in the London epidemic of 1854.

Kartagener Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment

The Black Death killed millions of people as it appeared and reappeared over several hundred years.

Learn About the Symptoms and Treatment Options for Carpenter Syndrome

Black DeathPlague victims during the Black Death, 14th century. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine

Cancer survival rates worse for people in poorer areas, study finds

Mark Boyle using herbs for good health. '

Picture of the Pancreas

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