The Use of Cancer in Political Discourse

Here is a quotation from Susan Sontag' s Illness as Metaphor:
"The use of cancer in political discourse encourages fatalism and justifies "severe" measures - as well as strongly reinforcing the widespread notion that the disease is necessarily fatal. The concept of disease is never innocent. But it could be argued that the cancer metaphors are in themselves implicitly genocidal"
Sontag's warning made in 1977 is more than ever applicable in today's hyper inflated fibbed political landscape around the globe.