Cancer is extremely common among all civilized peoples.
Hoffman 1923 Lecture
Page 66: Here Hoffman quotes a paraphrase of his own 1923 lecture. This includes a statement to the effect that “cancer is extremely common among all civilized peoples and ... the rate is increasing practically everywhere. And he pertinently asks what are the conditions peculiar to civilized peoples, and absent from primitive races, which are associated with its prevalence and increase in the former, and its almost entire absence or relative infrequency in the latter?”