Four mummies discovered after excavations in the Egyptian city of Aswan have been analyzed using the technique of computerized axial tomography or CT. The results have brought to light the two oldest cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma, a type of cancer of the bone marrow, which are known. They have also dated the date of death: the woman with breast cancer would have died around 2000 BC and the man with multiple myeloma around 1800 BC.

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