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i was wondering is cancer contagious between cats?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
No: Cancer is not contagious disease.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is cancer infectious?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: None of the common cancers are catching; we've known this for centuries comparing husbands and wives. Cancer results from accumulated genetic damage and is no more catching than a scar would be. A few cancers in immunocompromised people are driven by common viruses such as infectious mono, but most people have met these. Cancer patients often crave to be touched -- don't be afraid.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is cancer contagious?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No: No, non, nyet, lo, ne, nein, naha, hindi, nem, nai, den...
A 36-year-old member asked:

Are oral and oropharyngeal cancers contagious?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
No: But the major risk factor, hpv virus is transmissible/contagious.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Help please! is cancer or a person with cancer contagious?

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: The cancer is not contagious to other.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Could cancer be cured by cutting off the infectious part?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: But cancer is not an infection, you probably mean cutting off the cancer. If you can remove all the cancer and if it has not spread by that time, it could potentially be cured. The odds depend a lot on the type and stage of the cancer.

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