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Is fungus in the blood stream a precursor to cancer and why?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: No, but serious

Fungus in blood stream would be a serious finings demanding immediate treatement.
However fungal septicemia is not a precursor to cancer. Ingestion of peanuts and other grains infected with fungus is associated with liver cancer due to production of aflatoxin by some fungi.

In brief: No, but serious

Fungus in blood stream would be a serious finings demanding immediate treatement.
However fungal septicemia is not a precursor to cancer. Ingestion of peanuts and other grains infected with fungus is associated with liver cancer due to production of aflatoxin by some fungi.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No

Fungus in the bloodstream is rare, and usually occurs in severely ill patients.
Some may have cancer, many have indwelling intravenous catheters, some may already have cancer and be immunosuppressed. But fungus in the bloodstream is not a precursor to cancer.

In brief: No

Fungus in the bloodstream is rare, and usually occurs in severely ill patients.
Some may have cancer, many have indwelling intravenous catheters, some may already have cancer and be immunosuppressed. But fungus in the bloodstream is not a precursor to cancer.
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