Mummy Has Oldest Case of Prostate Cancer in Ancient Egypt

Ancient affliction. A high-resolution CT scan of the lumbar spine region of a 2150-year-old Egyptian mummy has just revealed small, round lesions—the oldest case of metastatic prostate cancer in ancient Egyptians.
Credit: (mummy)MNA / DDF – Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação, I.P., Lisbon; (CT, inset) LMP / IMI – Imagens Médicas Integradas, Lisbon

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