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Mummy found with evidence of cancer.

 
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anneke
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Mummy found with evidence of cancer. Reply with quote

The mummy of a 50-60 year old man dating to the Ptolemaic period was shown to have suffered from prostate cancer.

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"It is the oldest known case of prostate cancer in ancient Egypt and the second oldest case in history," Prates said.

"This study shows that cancer did exist in antiquity, for sure in ancient Egypt. The main reason for the scarcity of examples found today might be the lower prevalence of carcinogens and the shorter life expectancy," Paula Veiga, a researcher in Egyptology, told Discovery News.


http://www.catholic.org/health/story.php?id=43553
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112416094/prostate-cancer-discovered-in-ancient-egyptian-mummy/
http://news.discovery.com/history/mummy-prostate-cancer-111101.html

(there are many more articles online)
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is possible that cancer can be seen after so many, 1000 of years? Idea

Do you know the name of mummy? I am interested in that. Smile
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