Conditions and Diseases
Cancer

Can you get cancer from someone else?

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05/21/2009

No. John 305 ........................ No, absolutely not. Cancer is a mutation of the cells in any body part of an animal or human. In some cases it is a cause of ionizing radiation exposure. Ionizing radiation is radiation emitted from a source which can damage cells in the body sometimes leading to mutations which eventually turn into tumorous organisms. Cancer IS NOT INFECTIOUS. You can not catch it from someone under any circumstances! it is impossible. _________________________________________________________ To a point you can. From contact? No. But studies have shown that some types of cancer can be hereditary, meaning it can pass down from parents to children. SO it is possible to get cancer through family genes, however, it is not spread from person to person like the flu or aids.