Scientists sequence DNA of woman who lived to 115
Ironically, the woman did not begin life with any indication that she would live so long. Born premature, she was not expected to survive. Of course, though, she did survive, and she ended up being largely devoid of health problems until the age of 100, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Amazingly, she beat the breast cancer and lived 15 more vibrant years, until finally succumbing to a stomach tumor at 115. Only 1 in 50,000 people that live to 100 make it to 115, making her long life especially rare.