Is Cancer Contagious?



A form of deadly leukemia was found to be contagious in a species of clams. Are other cancers contagious?

Read More:
Deadly, Contagious Form of Leukemia is Devastating Atlantic Clams
http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/deadly-form-leukemia-devastating-clams-atlantic-ocean
“Populations of soft-shelled clams along the east coast of North America are being devastated by outbreaks of a fatal leukemia-like disease.”

Is Cancer Contagious?
http://cancer.about.com/od/newlydiagnosed/f/Is-Cancer-Contagious.htm
“My boyfriend has cancer and I am worried about it possibly being contagious.”

Clonally transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils
http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v27/n2s/abs/onc2009350a.html
“Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease (DFTD) and canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT) are the only known naturally occurring clonally transmissible cancers.”
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