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Can a person with cancer have cancer spread more quickly by a three hour plane trip for a business trip? any clinical evidence?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Same speed, velocity: Because cancer is in the person, the cancer goes from one location to another at the same velocity that the person goes. Thus, if a plane is going east at 400 miles per hour, both the person and his cancer are going east at 400 miles per hour. When a plane lands, both the person and his cancer stop traveling, and the cancer just continues to spread in the person at the same rate as before travel.

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Last updated Dec 16, 2015

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