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How does breast cancer spread? Is it contagious?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It's not contagious!

Breast cancer can spread inside the body of the person with cancer, but it doesn't spread to other people! individual cells can leave the tumor and move through the bloodstream or lymph channels to other parts of the body, causing the cancer to grow in other places.

In brief: It's not contagious!

Breast cancer can spread inside the body of the person with cancer, but it doesn't spread to other people! individual cells can leave the tumor and move through the bloodstream or lymph channels to other parts of the body, causing the cancer to grow in other places.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lymphatics

Breast cancer spreads through your lymphatic system.
It is not contagious.

In brief: Lymphatics

Breast cancer spreads through your lymphatic system.
It is not contagious.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: No

Breast cancer does not spread from one person to the next like an infection.
A minority of breast cancers occur in women with a hereditary form of breast cancer that can be passed on to first-degree relatives.

In brief: No

Breast cancer does not spread from one person to the next like an infection.
A minority of breast cancers occur in women with a hereditary form of breast cancer that can be passed on to first-degree relatives.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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