When cancer was first discovered is a very surprising fact. Let’s just say that in those days people worshipped cats and buried their loved ones in pyramids. Yes, it was in ancient Egypt that cancer was first discovered, around 1500 b.c. What’s even more surprising is that along with being able to identify cancer, the Egyptians had some pretty advanced treatments as well. Along with regular surgery, they also had a cautery tool they called the ‘fire drill’ to remove cancerous lesions from the breast and other places. Egyptians also recognized and showed in their writings that very often patients were going to die from cancer and all they could do is make them comfortable. Take a look at this website for more information.