Oldest human cancer

Oldest human cancer

Scientists have found cancer in a 1.7 million-year-old foot bone and a 2 million-year-old spine from two ancient hominin specimens in South Africa. Before these finds, the oldest dated cancer in a human was only 120,000 years old.

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