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Does sperm carry cancer cells?
11 doctors weighed in

7 doctors agree
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, sperm carry very limited amounts of information, specifically genetic information.
Sperm does not carry cancer cells.

In brief: No
No, sperm carry very limited amounts of information, specifically genetic information.
Sperm does not carry cancer cells.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Dr. Matthew Fero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not contagious
Cancer is not contagious, except amongst identical twins, and even then it's hard to transmit.
A man with prostate cancer might have a rare cancer cell in his sperm.

In brief: Not contagious
Cancer is not contagious, except amongst identical twins, and even then it's hard to transmit.
A man with prostate cancer might have a rare cancer cell in his sperm.
Dr. Matthew Fero
Dr. Matthew Fero
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: No
It is very hard to get anyone else's cancer.
Some very inbred populations (tasmanian devils) have a transmissible cancer, but there's none in human beings. One AIDS patient died of his tapeworm's cancer. However... No wife's cancer has ever been found that bears the genetic signature of the husband.

In brief: No
It is very hard to get anyone else's cancer.
Some very inbred populations (tasmanian devils) have a transmissible cancer, but there's none in human beings. One AIDS patient died of his tapeworm's cancer. However... No wife's cancer has ever been found that bears the genetic signature of the husband.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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