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Is cancer infectious?

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Dr. Thomas Heston answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

No: Basically, no. But one common sexually transmitted disease, hpv, can result in cervical cancer. There is a vaccine available for women to help prevent hpv and help reduce cervical cancer.

Answered 12/4/2018

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Some analogies: One should read paper written by the famous scientist william harless who have explained the analogy between cancer and infectious disease. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16824693/?i=10&from=william%20harless.

Answered 9/27/2013

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