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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is any type of cancer a blood borne pathogen like hepatitis ? can it be spread by sharing needles like hepatitis ?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No. Cancer is not spread from one person to the next, by any means, including blood.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Cancer of any type is not a blood borne pathogen. Cancer risk reduction: You can reduce your risk of cancer by adopting healthy habits: Eat a mostly vegetarian diet, avoid alcohol, tobacco and street drugs, avoid excessive exposure to sun, get HPV vaccine, exercise 30 minutes each day, drink enough water so your urine is mostly colorless.
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Last updated Aug 14, 2021

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