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is cancer contagious through saliva

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
No: Cancer is not contagious.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No, it isn't: His cancerous lesion cannot be spread to you. I hope that he is treating the situation and that he will be ok...
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not contagious: But requires immediate treatment. Your boyfriend should be under the care of both an oral surgeon and an oncologist. Treatment cannot be put off eve ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Aperts: Is a congenital condition. It is not contagious.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Apert syndrome is usually a spontaneous new gene mutation but could be passed from parent to child. A mutation in the 10th chromosome 10q25-26 causes ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes,: Norovirus spreads through contact with saliva or stool (the oral-fecal route of transmission). You are still contagious a few days after your symptom ... Read More
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Norovirus is mainly spread by fecal-oral route. The virus is shed in stool and also by airborne droplets of vomitus. You contract the virus by eating ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No: But oral/head and neck cancers can be caused by oral sex and transmitting hpv.
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Need more infor: What kind of cancer?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
42 years experience Dentistry
Tobacco and alcohol: Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol can lead to oral cancer. A recent study showed that over 90% of oral cancers were associated with combin ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Cancer is an internal growth from abnormal cells or mutations. It cannot be spread like an infectious disease except for the human papilloma virus wh ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Saliva aids...: Ask his doctor(s) or dentist to prescribe pilocarpine lozenges or lollipops if appropriate, try to find Xylimelts at local pharmacy, products from Per ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possibly Head/Neck : Possibly head/neck cancers http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/head-and-neck-cancer.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Stomatitis: Stomatitis is a very general term that means an inflammation in your mouth and from your description this is more likely than cancer. Cancer is painle ... Read More
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