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Scientists have recorded one of the earliest cases of cancer

Ученые зафиксировали один из древнейших случаев ракаCancer is diagnosed in the remains of a man who lived in the XIV century.

American scientists first diagnosed the cancer in the fossil human remains that were found in Latin America.

According to scientists, a teenager who lived in the XIV century, died of bone sarcomas. About his discovery, the researchers reported in the Journal of Paleopathology. For the first time a burial of a teenager who died at the age of 14-16 years old, was discovered in 1970. He was buried about 1300 in place of the garbage heap, a small farming settlement Cerro Brujo, abandoned over 150 years before.

Archaeologists are unable to explain such an unusual choice of place for burial, but decided that it was not accidental, as the body of the deceased was tightly wrapped cloth in the fetal position, and beside him were two clay pots and tube shell Atlantic Triton. Then archaeologists noticed the damage on the right key bone of a teenager. But after 46 years of his remains were again studied by scientists. After CT, the researchers concluded that the teenager was sick either osteosarcoma or Ewing’s sarcoma.

According to scientists, the traces of sarcoma due to the presence in the tomb of the tube from the sink. Most likely, the teenager died as a result of illness —a tube used in medical rite similar to that practiced by modern Indians of Panama.

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