Study: 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy found to have cancer

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 Study: 2000-year-old Egyptian mummy found cancer

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An analysis of the remains of a 2000-year-old Egyptian mummy showed that she may have suffered from nasopharyngeal cancer.

A mummy from the National Museum in Poland's capital was studied researchers from the University of Warsaw, reports The Jerusalem Post.

It is believed that the woman who later became a mummy died at a young age. young age and the absence of other potential causes of death.

“First, we have unusual changes in the bones of the nasopharynx” that are not usually found in bodies that have undergone a mummification process. Secondly, the conclusions of radiologists based on computed tomography indicate the possibility of tumor changes the bones,” the professor explained.

It is assumed that the mummy had a malignant tumor, although researchers cannot determine this with 100% certainty. The final diagnosis can be established after a histopathological examination.

Scientists note that the analysis of the disease of the mummy can make a significant contribution to modern medicine.

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