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Man who died in his forties 2,200 years ago is the second oldest known case of prostate cancer.

A professor from American University in Cairo says the discovery of prostate cancer in a 2,200 year-old mummy indicates the disease was caused by genetics, not environment.

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AUC professor Salima Ikram, a member of the team that studied the mummy in Portugal for two years, said on Sunday that the mummy was of a man who died in his forties.

Ikram said this was the second oldest known case of prostate cancer.

"Living conditions in ancient times were very different; there were no pollutants or modified foods, which leads us to believe that the disease is not necessarily only linked to industrial factors," she said.

A statement from AUC says the oldest known case came from a 2,700 year-old skeleton of a king in Russia.