The disease causes the irrational fear, which generates a lot of myths. The website vokrugsveta.ru decided to talk about 10 most common misconceptions about this disease.
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1. You can catch cancer. Cancer is a degeneration of the body's cells, so it is impossible to get it from someone. However, there are a few exceptions. First - the cancer of Tasmanian devils, the largest of the living marsupial predators. The disease appears in the form of huge tumors on the animal's snout and the cancer cell transmit directly to another animal when the devils bite each other. The second exception - the types of cancers associated with the human papilloma virus or hepatitis C. These viruses are transmitted most often through sexual contact and increase the risk of cervical cancer and liver cancer.