How does cancer spread and can we stop it?

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How does cancer spread and can we stop it?
« on: 06/11/2012 17:51:14 »
Cancer spread causes 9 out of 10 cancer deaths. We’re joined by Dr. Joan Masague who is trying to understand how cancers spread and how we can tackle it....
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Re: How does cancer spread and can we stop it?
« Reply #1 on: 13/11/2012 08:10:36 »
Cancer is a dangerous disease and it can be spread with one person to another

Contagious cancer in humans is very rare ...
In man, only scattered case reports exist about such communicable cancers, most often in the setting of organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplants and cancers arising during pregnancy that are transmitted to the fetus. In about one third of cases, transplant recipients develop cancers from donor organs from individuals who were found to harbor malignancies after the transplantation. The fact that two thirds of the time cancer does not develop, along with the fact that cancer very rarely is transmitted from person to person, supports the notion that natural immunity prevents such cancers from taking hold in man. These observations might hold invaluable clues to the immunobiology and possible immunotherapy of cancer.

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Kat -   It’s also important to point out that so far, the only cancers you can catch are these devil cancer and the dog cancer and there’s no worry that you can catch cancer from another person with cancer as I should point this out.  I get asked that a lot.  “Can  you catch cancer from someone?”

Chris -   Well having said that Kat, what about organ transplants because obviously, if there is a cancer that we don't know about lurking inside the donor organ, there’s a possibility you could transmit that, couldn’t you?

Kat -   There is a possibility and also, interestingly, in patients who have had organ transplants, they're often on immunosuppressive drugs to stop their immune system attacking the cancer, and in fact, this can lead to an increase in certain types of cancer in a patient.  But you shouldn’t be worried if one of your relatives is affected by cancer.  You can't catch it off them so that’s important to point out.

Green tea is also a best tool to fight with cancer.

chemotherapy / radiotherapy / surgery are superior cancer therapies than having a cuppa Rosy Lee.
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