Could you get cancer from someone else? Tasmanian devils can catch cancer transmitted through biting. Are there instances of cancers being transmitted this way in humans? Could you catch cancer through a blood transfusion? Plus we ask, why is there not an upper absolute in the temperature scale......
Genital Warts is a highly communicable disease, while not actually transmitting cancer, it greatly increases the cervical cancer risk in women. Fortunately there is now a good HPV vaccine. Several other viruses are also considered Oncoviruses, and can increase the risk of cancer. A couple of types of bacteria have also been associated with cancer.
i heard somewhere that people long ago believed cancer was contagious-it was thought to be an old wives tail but now we're finding out viruses are the trigger in many cases.My grandmother died from non hodgekins lymphoma and i recently read that anyone who has had a serious staph infection (of which i remember her being hospitalized for)has a high chance of getting this cancer-so i guess bacteria could also be carcinogens (?) if you could call them that. jazzderry, Tue, 13th Mar 2012
My wife has been a cancer nurse for 25 years. She was bitten by a patient on her forearm about 15 years ago. About 5 years ago she developed an ugly looking mole directly on the scar from the bite. It was tested and was confirmed as melanoma cancer. It was removed and lymph node testing was done and all was negative. I truly doubt if this was coincidental as the cancer formed on the direct site of the bite John, Thu, 21st Mar 2013