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Cancer found in 3,200-year-old skeleton


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

Archaeologists have found the clearest signs yet that cancer is not only a disease of the modern world.

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The ancient skeleton dated back to around 1,200 BC and was unearthed in a tomb found in Sudan last year. When experts analyzed the bones they discovered that the remains exhibited signs of lesions and tumors indicative of cancer.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:52 AM

Must have been a time traveller ;)

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:11 PM

I blame ancient aliens.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

We've know that it wasn't just a modern disease for a long time, have we not?

'“There is no reason to think that cancer is a new disease,” said Robert A. Weinberg, a cancer researcher at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass., and the author of the textbook “The Biology of Cancer.” “In former times, it was less common because people were struck down in midlife by other things.” '
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:52 PM

Evolution is not always benevolent. It could be that as long as there has been "junk" DNA the threat of cancer has likely existed. In what was once considered junk DNA may be the "drivers" that promote cancer progression. http://singularityhu...dna-study-says/


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:19 PM

View PostEldorado, on 19 March 2014 - 03:52 PM, said:

We've know that it wasn't just a modern disease for a long time, have we not?

'"There is no reason to think that cancer is a new disease," said Robert A. Weinberg, a cancer researcher at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass., and the author of the textbook "The Biology of Cancer." "In former times, it was less common because people were struck down in midlife by other things." '
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Great new Avatar Elly ;)

My son found it hilarious, asking "who's that goon Dad?"   :clap:

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:51 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 19 March 2014 - 05:19 PM, said:

My son found it hilarious, asking "who's that goon Dad?"

I hope you told him that 'goon' is Licensed to Kill and is also the father of Indiana Jones!


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:02 PM

i've never been under the impression that cancer is a modern disease. just because we can recognize it now doesn't mean ancient people didn't die from it, undiagnosed


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:52 PM

View PostEldorado, on 19 March 2014 - 05:51 PM, said:

I hope you told him that 'goon' is Licensed to Kill and is also the father of Indiana Jones!

And there was me thinking you were Mr Eastwood rather than Mr Connery ;)

Edited by Junior Chubb, 19 March 2014 - 06:57 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

View PostJGirl, on 19 March 2014 - 06:02 PM, said:

i've never been under the impression that cancer is a modern disease. just because we can recognize it now doesn't mean ancient people didn't die from it, undiagnosed

I guess most people didn't live long enough then for cancer to manifest itself.  Cancer risk goes up with age.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:24 AM

It is just an isolate case. There was no cancer in the past time. This disease is caused in modern times by our  separation from nature , deeming ourselves with chemicals and pesticides. A small price to pay actually for what we are truly causing to mother nature.

Edited by qxcontinuum, 20 March 2014 - 03:26 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:30 AM

View Postqxcontinuum, on 20 March 2014 - 03:24 AM, said:

It is just an isolate case. There was no cancer in the past time. This disease is caused in modern times by our  separation from nature , deeming ourselves with chemicals and pesticides. A small price to pay actually for what we are truly causing to mother nature.

Oh please. Got any science to back that up?

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:07 AM

I guess cancer goes back to the dawn of man kind


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:51 AM

View Postcoolguy, on 20 March 2014 - 04:07 AM, said:

I guess cancer goes back to the dawn of man kind

Likely even further. When you think about it, the only cancers that would be recorded in fossils are bone cancers and those that would effect the bone in some way. Factor this in with the small percentage of animals that would leave fossils, and one can see why we don't encounter it more.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:41 AM

Has been noticed during the ww2 and after that there were no cancer patiences .It was because ppl have ate less meet or agricultured food. There were more alternative food sources they needed to employ mostly raw. Processed food is also what is killing us slowly. Don't forget what cancer is. It is simple  a mutation of our own cells triggered by chemical factors and food poisoning.

In the same time it can also be seen in our best close friends; dogs and cats. Wild animals are rarely found to have cancer while due to the food processing the poor companions are fed with, they will almost always develop cancers in their final stages of life.

Edited by qxcontinuum, 20 March 2014 - 05:44 AM.





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