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Is breast cancer contagious?
21 doctors weighed in

11 doctors agree
In brief: No
Breast cancer may run in families, however, it is not contagious.

In brief: No
Breast cancer may run in families, however, it is not contagious.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
In brief: No
Breast cancer is not contagious.
Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Breast cancer develops as a result of both genetic predisposition and environmental exposures during life.
It is understood to develop as a result of multiple variables in one's body based related to exposure to hormones as well as elements that we don't understand in some tumors. It has never been shown to b related to any infection or virus. It is not contagious or transferable to others.

In brief: No
Breast cancer develops as a result of both genetic predisposition and environmental exposures during life.
It is understood to develop as a result of multiple variables in one's body based related to exposure to hormones as well as elements that we don't understand in some tumors. It has never been shown to b related to any infection or virus. It is not contagious or transferable to others.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not infection
Unlike infection, breast cancer is not contagious disease.
No need to worry that you may get cancer by being too close to somebody with breast cancer.

In brief: Not infection
Unlike infection, breast cancer is not contagious disease.
No need to worry that you may get cancer by being too close to somebody with breast cancer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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