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Cancer 'existed 3,000 years ago', says new research

18 March 2014 Last updated at 06:11 GMT

New research suggests that cancer could have existed 3,000 years ago, according to journal Plos One.

The discovery was made in the skeleton of a 25-year-old man who lived in ancient Egyptian times.

Pallab Ghosh reports.

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