Contagious Cancers!

contagious cancerIn general, Cancer is not contagious. But there are certain types of cancers discovered in animals that can be transmitted from animal to animal. Transmissible cancers are rare in humans. Devil Facial tumour disease (Tasmanian devil), Canine Transmissible venereal tumour (dogs), Contagious Reticulum Cell Sarcoma (Syrian hamster) and Soft Shell Clams (Mya arenaria) are contagious cancers discovered so far. Recently, reserachers have found another type of contagious cancer in Tasmanian devil. For more information check:


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