Furthermore, I know medical doctors a little older than my 'vintage' who say that when they were in medical school, they were not taught very much about cancer, so much so, that when a cancer patient was in one of the wards in a teaching hospital, the entire class of physicians-in-training was trotted in to see that patient.
Cancer, undoubtedly, has been around in
some form probably since very ancient times. However, the current
'plague of cancers', even though not an anomaly since just about
everyone and his or her brother has or had it, became 'profitable'
during the latter half of the twentieth century.
Why do I say that?
Because of how cancer has been made into a "profitable business," revenue stream and profit center for varied and numerous vested interests, when there actually are cancer cures controlling vested interests suppress or even keep for themselves.
Like all wars, the "war on
cancer" is profitable for vested interests.
Owning a 'cancer insurance' policy really doesn't help defray many of those costs either.
Usually a cancer policy will state that it provides a lump sum payment for "a covered cancer" or a recurrence of cancer. Some policies will provide a lump sum cash payout of X dollars upon diagnosis and that's it!
This website gives the "average" medical costs for various types of cancers.
In this article, "Chemotherapy Does Not Work 97 Percent of the Time and Continues to Be Used Only for One Reason" you may begin to understand that doctors don't learn to cure anything!
So how did allopathic medicine and humans become 'partners' in cancer?
Incidentally, there is no mention of cancer per se, even though other diseases are mentioned, in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
However, individual interpretations, though, may lead some to conclude differently.
Cancer as a rarity in ancient times is not disputed, although some fossilized bone tumors have been found in ancient human mummies. The dreaded disease of antiquity was leprosy or what's known in modern times as Hansen's disease.
During the Renaissance in Europe, a better understanding of the human body began to develop and that led to more diagnostics, especially once post mortem operations (autopsies) became more of a routine procedure after death.
The Renaissance's Michelangelo, sculptor of "David," was known to perform detailed anatomical dissections of "fresh cadavers," which obviously led to his ability to 'create' a marble man of extreme anatomical elegance.
Additionally, the invention of the microscope moved pathogenesis along to a great degree of sophisticated knowledge regarding diseased tissues.
It wasn't until the 1900s that the 'modern' or current understanding about cancer and things called "carcinogens" began to appear in science and medicine. Coincidentally, or more accurately I say, parallel tracks relating to certain diseases began to manifest too.
Those parallels encompassed man-made chemicals and cancer demographics!
Currently the 'buzz words' also include epigenetics.
What went wrong
Some of the most egregious assaults upon the human organism that contribute to cancers are the inordinate use and amounts of toxic chemicals placed into food and water - deliberately!
Food growing, processing, preserving, coloring and taste enhancement-chemicals do not belong in food - period! They adulterate food and our bodies causing biochemical and nutritional imbalances, including genotoxic DNA problems that program cancers.
Neither do most of the man-made chemicals used in water treatment facilities belong in water - the second-most vital element, besides air, for maintaining life.
In my July 2016 book, Eat to Beat Disease - Foods Medicinal Qualities, I devote the Introduction to chronicling how agriculture and the food chain have been polluted chemically, basically since the Industrial Revolution, and especially since World War II when USA businesses and industries went haywire manufacturing, advertising and selling chemicals and pharmaceuticals as 'needed elements to make life better':
Unfortunately, consumers bought into and 'embraced' all the 'kill' chemicals for eliminating bugs, vermin, crab grass, weeds, etc.
How hoodwinked were we not to realize that anything that can kill one life form, can and will do irreparable or long-term damage to other life forms higher up the food chain? Those "can't do without" lawn chemicals now pollute our drinking water!
In my professional opinion as a retired healthcare professional and consumer health researcher/journalist and author, I feel toxic chemicals that have impacted the human central nervous-system (the blood brain barrier being breached, in particular) plus the human immune system quite dramatically are what I'd classify as deliberately deceptive money-making enterprises. In my opinion, one is fluoridation of the water supply and the other is vaccines with all their neurotoxic ingredients.
Fluoride is a protoplasmic poison, [2-3-4] which can be involved in the etiology of cancers of the bone (osteosarcoma) and oral cancers. Fluoride causes genetic damage; 19 major university studies have proven that! I'll talk about vaccine chemicals later on.
Furthermore and sticking with toxically-polluted water, underground water aquifers are being poisoned by chemicals used in fracking for the extraction of gas and oil found in shale deposits.
According to the researchers who wrote the paper "Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective," there are,
But, I'm getting ahead of myself on the timeline of the cancer epidemic-pandemic.
Radiation and Radioactive particulates
Ever since the Manhattan Project to build and test nuclear weapons began (circa 1942), the human race has been subjected to unnatural levels of ionizing radiation circling the globe and impregnating air, food and water.
Thyroid cancers are a prime indication of that type of exposure.
The Manhattan Project resulted in the detonation of two atomic bombs dropped by the USA in 1945 (Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan), which created radiation and radionuclides that affected everything on earth, including cow's milk and the children who drank the milk!
What type of damage does nuclear radiation do to the body?
Then there are the depleted uranium ordnances used by the USA in fighting the Gulf War, in Iraq, and possibly Syria.
Children born in Iraq after that outrageous war based upon the false pretense of,
...are suffering the consequences of ionizing radiation and genotoxic chemicals, as told in this video.
Let's not overlook all the 'minor' nuclear power plant 'uneventful' leaks and shutdowns because of some sort of technology failures, the foremost being the Three Mile Island 'accident' outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 28, 1979.
Also, do you know that all nuclear power plants are permitted to emit regularly 'safe' levels of radioactivity up their stacks? 
Weather Geoengineering "Chemtrails"
Let's not forget the ever-persistent Solar Radiation Management effort to control the weather - pardon my misspeak - to prevent "climate warming" - using toxic chemical sprays that cloud over the skies and produce toxic rain and snow, which pollute everything on earth, including the food we eat and the water we drink, not to mention contaminating our lungs with nanoparticles probably engineered to tag and 'track' us or fashion us into radiofrequency 'radio signal receivers'.
Isn't the U.S. Air Force gearing up to own the weather as a weapon of war by 2025? 
Some of the toxins found in the assays of chemtrail-spiked rain water assayed in California  include:
Add to the above as a 'contraindication', another 'parallel' of sorts, which involves chemtrails apparently contributing to a newly-occurring terrible health syndrome that presents as a crawling sensation under the skin with nanofibers emerging.
It's called Morgellons disease. [7-8]
Genetically Modified Organisms: Food, Animals, Plants and Organisms
The high tech world of genetic engineering or modification is so overwhelmingly large, I cannot begin to touch on it in this article which, if I did, could wind up being the size of a book, so I will focus on only genetically modified 'phood', which I cover in great detail in my July 2016 book, Eat to Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities.
What I touch on next is minuscule in comparison to the known and published research, science and literature, so I may be criticized for not mentioning problems that some readers think I should have included but, inadvertently, have omitted.
I apologize for that, but I've got to make tracks the best I can in tying this article in to the cancer epidemic-pandemic.
Notably since the 1980s (and even earlier) there have been full-bore scientific determinations to design and recreate Nature and most, if not all, of Nature's attributes into the scientific power-dream of domination, control, skewing and modifying DNA/RNA in just about everything that most humans refer to as "Intelligent Design"-created or God's creation.
Genetic modification (GM/GMO/GE) affects just about every facet of most life forms on Planet Earth NOW!
The GMO 'track' that has the better potential and most immediately-effective strategy for refashioning human DNA/RNA besides vaccines, in my opinion, is GMO 'phood'!
That being said, I'd like to refer readers to another of my books, Our Chemical Lives and The Hijacking of Our DNA, a Probe Into What's Probably Making Us Sick, wherein I discuss in greater depth GMOs.
As a matter of fact, while I was writing that book, I was in email contact with Professor Séralini, PhD, whose subsequent 2 year rat studies on GMO feed has become a landmark study about cancerous tumors from GMO rations and glyphosate.
Dr Séralini's work  puts to rest, and absolutely trashes, Monsanto's 90-day GMO-'safety'-studies presented to the FDA for GMO technology approvals! [12-13]
That being said, Monsanto's GMO crops and the Monsanto GMO agricultural methods for growing those crops - the use of inordinate amounts of glyphosate in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup® by contract farming or there are legal problems for farmers - leave the planet, its livestock, almost all plant matter, soils/farms, pollinator insects and, especially, humans, who eat GMO 'phoods' in dire straits.
Gastrointestinal health problems affecting the human microbiome from glyphosate residues found in most processed food is being documented. 
Children, who are vaccine damaged, get gastrointestinal relief and find a way to wellness when put on a GMO-free diet. 
Glyphosate is a very toxic chemical!
I'd like to thank Chris, who made a comment to article above and which I want to share, since Chris seems to know more about glyphosate's interesting 'past':
Glyphosate's 'history', as stated above, must be investigated immediately by reputable independentscientists, not Monsanto's or Bayer's 'gophers'!
The U.S. CDC, FDA, USDA, EPA and Congress must become involved immediately, if not sooner, and prevent the 'marriage' of the Bayer-Monsanto 'families' that probably will facilitate cancer even more than ever as a result of the 'scientific' clout Bayer will attain as the largest GMO seed producer in the world.
Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Technologies Contribution to Cancer
What most folks PROBABLY aren't aware of is that all "smart" appliances operate on microwave technology frequencies and fall into the same class 2B above, just not cell phones which are the primary wireless technology in use.
However, others equally as dangerous, if not more so, include:
Wi-Fi in schools, offices and public places; utilities' AMI Smart Meters; and any device that can send and receive data, voice, photos, messages, etc. using microwave technology!
Currently, there's talk about Google's 5G "Wi-Fi in the Sky" Project SkyBender .  God help us when that goes into effect! If you ever thought about wearing a tin-foil-hat, then that would be the time to do so.
In order to protect your brains from being 'fried', I offer, from the research that's been hidden DELIBERATELY by the microwave tech industry for years indicating non-thermal adverse health effects known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity and as a contributing factor to many types of cancers.
Whatever you do, please do not wear a 'live' or active cell phone on your body, e.g., on your belt; in your pants pocket; in your bra; or an ear piece that's not the proper type to prevent RFs from going directly into your ear and brain.
All the above probably will pale to what I will discuss next, I offer.
Probably a more significant factor for the current cancer epidemic-pandemic is the fact that children in the 1950s through 1963 (or longer, it's thought) were vaccinated with polio vaccines containing a cancer virus, the SV40 virus.
More than 100 million children received that cancer virus in the polio vaccine! I discuss that and much more about vaccine ingredients in my book, Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don't Know About Vaccines.
The U.S. Congress held a hearing in 2003 wherein they investigated and had to admit that. Here's the report "Preventing Another SV40 Tragedy - Are Today's Safe Vaccine Protocols Effective?" [No! I offer] dated November 13, 2003 admitting what happened.
However, here's what I wrote about that SV40 vaccine problem for VacTruth in 2011.
Nothing speaks more clearly than Dr Maurice Hilleman, the father of modern vaccines who worked for Merck, talking very candidly about those monkeys from whom the SV40 virus was derived.
The long and short of the above vaccine tragedy is that apparently there may be some impact on cancer rates since the SV40 virus has been found in cancerous tumors excised from cancer patients!
This article discusses the "cause and effect" issues revolving around SV40 and cancer.
One can assume that there is 'no cause and effect' just like there is 'no cause and effect' with the MMR vaccine and Autism due to the CDC's blatant fraudulent scientific findings as exposed by whistleblower William Thompson, PhD, and told in the documentary movie VAXXED.
Attorney Robert F Kennedy, Jr disclosed what's become known as the "Simpsonwood Meeting" that effectuated the rework of CDC epidemiologist Verstraeten's confirmed Autism-from-vaccines research data that somehow morphed into a newly-generated "no cause and effect to autism from vaccines" study.
Then there is the unfortunate problem of Merck and Company falsifying for ten years the effectiveness rate of the mumps active in their MMR vaccine, which whistleblowers exposed and currently is before the Federal court [18-19] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We can't trust the CDC, FDA or the vaccine makers when it comes to vaccine science!
The CDC is the vaccine makers' champion for mandatory vaccinations.
Why, when vaccines contain so many neurotoxins and probable carcinogenic ingredients like formaldehyde, and the CDC/FDA should be protecting healthcare consumers, not Big Pharma?
Is the current cancer epidemic-pandemic a 'man-made' problem?
As I said in the beginning of this "anthology," cancer has been around since 'forever', but the current rate of contraction is far beyond what could be termed 'natural chances'.
Everything, including pharmacology, which I've not discussed, is implicated in a "cause and effect" with cancer ideologies, especially anything having to do with "man-made" chemicals, a great quantity of which affects our food, water and the air we breathe.
Is it too late to do anything about the cancer epidemic-pandemic?