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Can you catch skin cancer by touching the area that the other person has the skin cancer in ?
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely Not!
All types of cancers no matter the type are a result of errors and damage to dna within the cells.
This damage can transform cells so that they loose the ability to stop dividing and continue to grow and take over the area. There is no way to catch cancer from another person. However, certain cancers do have a genetic predisposition which may put family members at risk of developing cancers.

In brief: Absolutely Not!
All types of cancers no matter the type are a result of errors and damage to dna within the cells.
This damage can transform cells so that they loose the ability to stop dividing and continue to grow and take over the area. There is no way to catch cancer from another person. However, certain cancers do have a genetic predisposition which may put family members at risk of developing cancers.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Cancer is not contagious.
If you have a loved one with skin cancer they need your love and support so be strong and positive and don't be scared to give them a kiss and hug!

In brief: No
Cancer is not contagious.
If you have a loved one with skin cancer they need your love and support so be strong and positive and don't be scared to give them a kiss and hug!
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Skin cancer is not contagious.

In brief: No
Skin cancer is not contagious.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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