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Is Cancer Infectious Or Noninfectious
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Yes: But cancer is not an infection, you probably mean cutting off the cancer. If you can remove all the cancer and if it has not spread by that time, it could potentially be cured. The odds depend a lot on the type and stage of the cancer.
Cancer is not: ...An infection but if you mean removing the cancer, the answer is: yes, it could happen. Some cancers can be cured with surgery plus or minus chemo and radiation. Best to you.
Yes I can: Cancer starts when normal cells get damaged and keep growing, forming a lump and sometimes moving to other parts of the body. Cancer can be caused by infections, but cancer itself is not an infection and does not spread from person to person like an infection would. However, viruses that cause cancer can be spread between people. Examples are hepatitis c and the wart virus hpv.See 1 more doctor answer
No: The cancer is not contagious to other.
Are any cancers contagious by cough I'm only asking because I know somebody who was wearing a mask and just a cough can be a problem but For who?
No transmission: Basal cells (and other cancers) are never infectious in terms of being spread from person to person. There is no risk of transmitting the cancer from one person to another. However, if you are around a weeping or bloody wound of any kind you should always wear gloves. The cancer may not be infectious, but other viruses and diseases can be spread.See 2 more doctor answers
How long can a cancer cell survive in dried blood. I know it is not infectious. I just want to know how long it can survive in blood if allowed to dry.
Irrelevant: Cancer is particular to your genes and is therefore in no way contagious.
A family member has cancer and ascites. The fluid was removed but am curious if either cancer (which im pretty sure is not) or ascites is contagious?
Absolutely not: Physicians may forget to explain this to families. I'm sorry about your loved one, and also that you were frightened. Don't be afraid to touch this person or show warmth / appreciation for however long you have together.
No: Some throat cancers are linked to HPV but unlike cancer of the cervix, the relationship is soft and nobody's recommending condoms for people who kiss. Most throat cancers have more to do with tobacco and to a lesser extent alcohol; the rare throat cancers are mostly related to nothing. Especially, don't avoid a person with throat cancer as a risk to you -- they're not.See 1 more doctor answer
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