Cancer Treatments Throughout History

Events

Skin Cancer Linked to Dust Collection

1775

First Successful Radiation Treatment for Cancer

1900

American Dust Bowl

Approx. 1930 - Approx. 1940

Death Rates Increase

Approx. 1931

Cancer and Pneumonia Cases Increase

Approx. 1931

World War II

1939 - 1945

America Starts Making More Money

Approx. 1939

America Can Provide Proper Health Care

Approx. 1950

Death Rates Due to Cancer Decrease

Approx. 1950

Different Types of Cancer Are Diagnosed

1955

All forms of cancer have been diagnosed by this time

Diseases Spread More Easily

Approx. 1960

Populations Increase

Approx. 1960

Death Rates Due to Cancer Increase

1970

Innovative Treatments of Cancer

Approx. 1970