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Is blood cancer contagious

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Absolutely not: Only a few rare leukemias are linked to viruses and there's no reason to think they are transmitted other than by intimate personal contact or transfu... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Sort of: Some blood cancers, lymphomas, oral cancers are associated with the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, ebv. It can be transmitted from person... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Too numerous to list: "blood cancer" is a so-so term for leukemia. Anything from a vague feeling of tiredness building over months from a mild anemia, to a catastrophic ill... Read More
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Leukemia?: If you mean leukemia, the answer is varied. There are a number of different kinds of leukemia and they have different ways of presenting. More common ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on the type: Of leukemia. There is large variety of blood cancers, leukemias, and these have different symptoms. Common symptoms are fever, infection, enlarged lym... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Blood cancer: Signs may include weight loss, fever, fatigue, unexplained bruising, recurring infections, generalized bone pain.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Be concise, specific: There is a huge textbook regarding blood cancers- there are so many types of blood cancer. We can't give you the answer as your question is too broad.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Usually not.: the most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency. There are a number of other cause, none of which is due to a blood cancer. It is true that a sma... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Probably nothing: Most people with leukemia are likely to be anemic and not pass the screening. In the unlikely event that they are unaware of their illness (for exampl... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Few if any: Most cancers are enviromental in origin and rarely associated with diet. The most common viruses are polyoma that is associated with colon Ca, Hep C ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Depends: There are many kinds of "blood cancer" from very aggressive leukemias that can kill a patient in weeks and can be very hard to treat to others that ca... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: To answer your question simply, yes that is in normal range for cea. However, a normal CEA does not mean a person does or does not have a cancer. I... Read More

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