Are sharks immune to cancer?
no and shark cartilage pills arent affective in preventing cancer in humans either.
I've read a source that states they are not immune it is the fact that their bodies are far more effective at fighting it as their bodies contain a chemical that chokes cancers / tumours ability to grow. So in a sense yes. Google it.
No. According to Wikipedia... "A popular myth is that sharks are immune to disease and cancer; however, this remains to be proven. Sharks may get cancer. Both diseases and parasites affect sharks. The evidence that sharks are at least resistant to cancer and disease is mostly anecdotal and there have been few, if any, scientific or statistical studies that show sharks to have heightened immunity to disease. "
We can understand how marine life works and how to help the marine life if they are in need. Something interesting is that it is known to marine biologists that sharks are immune to cancer. Knowing that, we can find a cure for cancer because of sharks. Sharks' cartilage is used to help treat cancer.
Cancer is somewhat confusing to the immune system since it is an aberrant form of the body's own cells which the immune system is not supposed to attack. Sometimes the immune system can detect that the cancer cell is not a normal part of the body, and therefore it will destroy the cancer, but quite often the immune system cannot detect the abnormality of the cancer cell and will ignore it. That is precisely why…
Yes. However, due to the fact that they've evolved over hundreds of millions of years, their immune system is robust. They also don't have bones, just cartilage. Humans for example, can get bone cancer, while a shark who doesn't have bones, can't. It's simply an idiotic myth that sharks can't get cancer and that their cartilage cures cancer. Yes, and it's a myth that they don't. Yes, it's possible. They can't get bone cancer though…