We find out if foetuses get cancer, 15 yr old Louis from London got in touch asking: their cells divide rapidly, so surely they can make genetic errors and get cancer? Plus we ask, how do touch sensitive gadgets work?
There have been cases where a mother's cancer has crossed the placenta and taken root in the foetus. The foetus' immune system cannot recognise and fight off these "foreign" invaders. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer#Other
Is there anyway that a simple zygote can end up as a cancerous cell in itself? What would that result in? Supercryptid, Wed, 5th Dec 2012