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If you caught cancer or a heart attack, is it okay to use use leeches to attach to your skin to remove the infection?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Neither entity is caught. Neither is benefitted by leeches.

In brief: No

Neither entity is caught. Neither is benefitted by leeches.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Leeches will drain blood, but do not treat infection, heart disease, or cancer.

In brief: No

Leeches will drain blood, but do not treat infection, heart disease, or cancer.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Please forgive my frankness. You do not "catch" cancer or heart attack, leeches are promoted only by charlatans and their celebrity suckers, and if you're smart enough to have discovered HealthTap, you're smart enough to read more critically. There is nothing "unspiritual" about demanding that people making claims present real evidence. Most of the world is scientifically illiterate; you don't have to be.
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