Approximately 150,000 people die from cancer every year in the United Kingdom. Also, one in three people are likely to develop cancer.
Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK have carried out a study and found that cancer is actually a man-made disease.
They examined classical literature, fossils, and mummies. They found that the excesses of modern day life significantly fuel cancer. The truth is that tumors were rare in ancient times. Tumors only became rampant and common in recent times because of excess technology, our laziness, and poor diet habits.
The researchers didn’t find signs of cancer in Egyptian mummies, except one isolated case. While reghydrating and examining slivers of tissue from many Egyptian mummies, they found only a case of cancer.
Other experts claim that the lack of cancer in most of Egyptian mummies was due to the short lifespan of the ancient Egyptians. However, these researchers found that other age-related diseases such as hardening of the arteries and brittle bones were common during this period.
In addition, the ancient Egyptian texts do not provide solid evidence of cancer, because cancer-related problems were probably triggered by varicose veins or leprosy. It’s thought that the ancient Greek people were the first to define it as a specific disease, as well as differentiate between malignant and benign tumors.
The lead researcher of the study, Michael Zimmerman, pointed out that there must have been enough cancer-related evidence in any ancient society since there wasn’t any surgical intervention.
The lack of malignancies in mummified bodies is interpreted as suggesting their rarity in antiquity, showing that cancer-inducing factors are limited to societies affected by modern industrialization.
According to Prof. Rosalie David that had a great role in the examination of the possible reference to the disease in classical literature, mummies, and fossil records, cancer is one of the main causes of death in most industrialized societies. However, cancer was rare in ancient times. There isn’t anything in the natural environment that could trigger it. Cancer may be a man-made disease triggered by pollution as well as changes to our lifestyle and diet.
Experts claim that the 3 lifestyle choices to prevent cancer include eating a healthy, balanced diet, keeping active, and maintaining a healthy bodyweight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-SwXjfNKkM