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Cancer found in 700-year-old Panamanian remains

Evidence of bone cancer has been found in 700-year-old human remains found in Panama. On a shelf in Panama City, a human skeleton was bundled into a bag within a cardboard box for 46 years. Or part of a skeleton, anyway. The bones had been looked at once in 1991 and

Cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old early human toe bone

The oldest known example of cancer, dating back 1.7 million years, has been found in a fossil of a toe bone from an early human ancestor. The discovery by British and South African scientists contradicts theories that cancer is a modern disease, predominantly caused by lifestyle factors. Up until now, the oldest

Colon-cancer gene found in 18th-century mummy

Analysis of a Hungarian mummy from the 18th century has found that he had a genetic predisposition to colorectal cancer. he modern plagues of obesity, physical inactivity and processed food have been definitively established as modern causes of colon cancer. Researchers have also associated a mutation of the Adenomatous polyposis coli

Leukemia found in Neolithic skeleton

An examination of a 7,000-year-old skeleton of a woman has revealed that she died from leukemia. Together with her colleagues, the researcher found indications of leukemia on the skeleton of a woman, who was between 30 and 40 years of age at the time of death. “We examined several bones of

The world’s oldest case of breast cancer

Research carried out on the remains of a woman found in the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in Egypt have revealed that she had breast cancer. "The study of her remains shows the typical destructive damage provoked by the extension of a breast cancer as a metastasis," he said in a statement

Cancer found in 4,500-year-old skeleton

Researchers examining the bones of a man who died in Siberia 4,500 years ago have discovered that he suffered from lung or prostate cancer that had spread throughout his body. "This is one of — if not the oldest — absolute cases of cancer that we can be really, really confident

Prostate cancer found in 2,200-year-old mummy

Prostate cancer has been discovered in an Egyptian mummy which dates back 2,200 years. AUC professor Salima Ikram, a member of the team that studied the mummy in Portugal for two years, said Sunday the mummy was of a man who died in his forties. She said this was the second oldest

2,250-year-old Egyptian mummy had prostate cancer

I thought this article was interesting, with Movember underway and all: A CT-scan performed on a 2,250-year-old Egyptian mummy has revealed that the deceased suffered from prostate cancer. Now an international research team has diagnosed what ailed M1: the oldest known case of prostate cancer in ancient Egypt and the second