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is blood of a cancer patient contagious? can that blood give someone else cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Sort of: Some blood cancers, lymphomas, oral cancers are associated with the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, ebv. It can be transmitted from person to person as well as through blood transfusion. For vast majority of the cases, cancer is not contagious.
Answered on Nov 3, 2019

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