Cancer caused by modern man as it was virtually non-existent in ancient world

Cancer is a modern man-made disease caused by the excesses of modern life, a new study suggests.

 Researchers looking at almost a thousand mummies from ancient Egypt and South America found only a handful suffered from cancer when now it accounts for nearly one in three deaths.
The findings suggest that it is modern lifestyles and pollution levels caused by industry that are the main cause of the disease and that it is not a naturally occurring condition.