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In what year was cancer first diagnosed?

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2011-03-21 21:13:54
2011-03-21 21:13:54

i think that cancer was first diagnosed when in the year 1892 because i don't know because im just guessing


Your guessing doesn't help us out, we appriciate you trying to help. But if you just guess, it won't really help. Sorry!

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The First Documented Case of Cancer

The world's oldest documented case of cancer hails from ancient Egypt, in 1500 b.c. The details were recorded on a papyrus, documenting 8 cases of tumors occurring on the breast. It was treated by cauterization, a method to destroy tissue with a hot instrument called "the fire drill." It was also recorded that there was no treatment for the disease, only palliative treatment.

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