History of cancer treatment

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weatheriscool
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History of cancer treatment

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Lets say Bob got cancer in 1980
And Pete got Cancer in 2005
And Silly got Cancer in 2021

What kind of progress in surviability has been seen?

https://www.cancer.net/about-us/about-a ... nst-cancer

https://ourworldindata.org/progress-against-cancer

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https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/canc ... -to-nation


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https://www.itnonline.com/content/cance ... ung-cancer
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What was cancer like 150 years ago? It was bad
"You have cancer."

Even today, those are some of the scariest words a patient can hear. But things were way worse in the 1800s and early 1900s, when there were no CT scans and when tumor-killing drugs and other advanced treatments were still a far-off dream.
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^ Cancer was rarer though, in terms of its proportion of total deaths caused. Infectious diseases were way more common. Now, it seems we might be going full circle, as cancer is becoming more treatable, while antibiotics are becoming less effective these days.
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