About the Books
This page presents only a tiny sample of evidence relating Lincoln and cancer. Unless steps are taken to prevent it, cancer occurs in everyone with MEN2B. Although cancer was known in Lincoln's time (he even likened slavery to a cancer in one of his speeches), MEN2B was not. Thus, Lincoln had none of the preventive medical treatments used today. It is often said that the burden of the Presidency wore Lincoln down. This belief should be re-evaluated. The two photographs below were taken 13 months apart.
Notes: * The date of this photo is unknown. For many years it was supposed to have been taken in April 1865. This is no longer widely accepted. February is thought to be the most probable date. ** The weeks-long Ft. Sumter crisis unfolded in 1861. Lincoln's close friends, Elmer Ellsworth and Edward Baker, were killed in action in 1861. Lincoln's son Willie died in 1862. And there was plenty of battlefield slaughter, too, including Shiloh, The Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. *** The full name of a pheo is "pheochromocytoma:" pheo-chromo-cy-toma. Pheos can be benign or malignant. Most are benign in MEN2B, at least initially.