Nov 5, 2011 Health
Lisbon, Portugal, figure of a man aged mummy more than 2,000 years proves that the ancients no more healthy than now. The results showed, this man die slowly in pain after prostate cancer encroached.
Egyptian mummy estimated to have 2250-year-old is now stored as a collection of the National Archaeology Museum in Lisbon, Portugal. Male sex, estimated age of 51-60 years and in conditions of pain during death.
The results of scanning with Multi-Detector Computerized Tomography ( MDCT) shows, in the pelvis near the spine there is a lump of cancer that has spread or metastatic. There are two lumps are found, each measuring 0.72 cm and 1.5 cm.
“Lesions or spots on the bone around it gives strong evidence of end-stage prostate cancer or metastatic,” said the researchers in a report that was published in the International Journal of Paleopathology, as quoted from Dailymail , Friday (11/04/2011).
From the results of the scan, mummy also had lumbosacral ostoarthritis or thinning of the bones around the pelvis. It was believed that the damage occurs because depleted by the cancer that has begun to spread and can cause a person to die slowly in pain.
In general, prostate cancer is originated from a small lump about the size of walnuts. After starting mengganas, cancer cells will spread to the pelvic area, spine, upper arm, the bones of the foot and spread to the bones of the skull.
If the conclusion of experts is correct, then this Egyptian mummy be a case of prostate cancer the second oldest in the world. Earlier in the year 2007, scientists are identifying cases of prostate cancer in mummies from the Siberia 2,700 years old.
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