Why Do Doctors Fight Cancer?

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Doctors figured out what causes cancer, but most doctors don’t know hot to cure cancer or eliminate it. Around the 1940’s, cancer was know as an uncured disease. There were no drugs to fight cancer. Vincent T. De, a doctor and author of the book “Death of Cancer” states, “There wasn’t much that could be done for most people with cancer in those days, even if it was caught early. The main treatments were surgeries that were often disfiguring or toxic and doses of radiation” (De Vita 4). During this time, cancer was such a dreadful disease. People would whisper “cancer” as if it was a superstition or they would catch the disease just by saying the word. Until, a doctor named Louis K. Alpert started to create the first drug that can fight cancer.
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