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supposing that someone take blood from a cancer patient and gave it to a healthy person would they get cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Cancer cells present in the bloodstream would be rejected like any foreign organ transplant. Statistically, plenty of blood donors must have unknown cancers, yet people are simply not coming down with metastatic-pattern cancers without primaries.
Answered on Feb 15, 2014

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