Evelyn Waugh was no fan of Winston Churchill's obnoxious journalist son, Randolph. Shortly after the younger Churchill was hospitalized to have a malfunctioning lung removed, it was announced in the press that, contrary to initial suspicions, the source of his problem was not in fact cancer.
"A typical triumph of modern science," Waugh drily declared, "to find the only part of Randolph that was not malignant and remove it!"
[The Hunza people, in Northwest Kashmir, are a medical curiosity. They appear to be entirely free of cancer in any of its known forms.]