A 34-year-old member asked:
Can you get nasopharyngeal carcinoma from kissing multiple people?
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Pathology 45 years experience
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General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 34 years experience
Well .... yes and no: Most nasopharyngeal carcinomas Type II and Type III are related to (and possibly caused by) a common virus called Epstein-Barr virus - the same virus that give you Mononucleosis. Since 90-95% of adults in America show previous exposure to this virus ... but only about 1/100,000 Americans gets this cancer --it's possible to get the virus, but REALLY rare to get the cancer. Very high rate in China
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Last updated Sep 3, 2014
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