Doctors discovered cancer in the Egyptian mummy 2000 years after death

Doctors discovered cancer in the Egyptian mummy 2000 years after death

December 13, 2017

Hoping to find out from what a resident of ancient Egypt died two thousand years ago, the doctors at the Kraus Hospital conducted a CT scan. The mummy was kept in the Public Library of Cazenovia, New York, USA.

After scanning the entire body of the mummy, the doctors discovered that the man had a malignant tumor on his leg during his lifetime. It is unclear whether the tumor was the cause of death, but the discovery itself was a significant moment for studying the disease, from which mankind still cannot get rid of.

“The tumor is located on the tibia,” said Dr. Mark Levinsohn. “On external examination, the tumor has all the signs of a malignant tumor, and this is quite a rare phenomenon.”

The mummy, which was given the name of Hen (Hen), is not examined for the first time. More than 10 years ago, doctors also examined it, but due to the equipment of that time no significant results were obtained. Researchers will continue to conduct tests for another two or three months.

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