Is Cancer a Modern Disease? - Cancer
Is cancer a modern disease? Find out how long cancer has existed from Cancer Research UK. Watch the video to find out more, or get in-depth information on our blog: It might be more prominent in the public consciousness now than in times gone by, but cancer isn’t just a ‘modern’, man-made disease of Western society. Cancer has existed as long as humans have. It was described thousands of years ago by Egyptian and Greek physicians, and researchers have discovered tell-tale signs of cancer in a 3,000-year-old skeleton. It’s even been discovered in dinosaur bones. While it’s certainly true