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Dinosaur diagnosed with osteosarcoma


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"When a lower leg bone or fibula from a horned dinosaur called Centrosaurus apertus that lived 76 to 77 million years ago was unearthed in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada, in 1989, the malformed end of the fossilized bone was originally thought to be a healing fracture.

"But a more detailed analysis, using modern medical techniques that approached the fossil in the same way as a diagnosis in a human patient, revealed that it was osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that in humans today usually occurs in the second or third decade of life."

Full report at CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/03/americas/dinosaur-fossil-cancer-first-scn/index.html

At the Smithsonian: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaurs-suffered-cancer-too-180975467/

Osteosarcoma: http://sarcomahelp.org/osteosarcoma.html#tpm1_1

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