Saturday, December 26, 2009

How was cancer first discovered and How did they figure out how to treat it?

The oldest description of cancer in humans was found in an Egyptian papyrus written between 3000-1500 BC. It referred to tumours of the breast.

The oldest available specimen of a human cancer is found in the remains of skull of a female who lived during the Bronze Age (1900-1600 BC) The tumour in the woman's skull was suggestive of head and neck cancer

I once read about a tumour discovered in the fossil remains of a dinosaur, but I can鈥檛 find the reference.

Here are some articles about the history of cancer:鈥?/a>鈥?/a>鈥?/a>

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