Contagious cancer in dogs

Dogs are a man’s bestfriend. And I know some friends have pet dogs so I want to share this news I have read from the Washington Post.

It says that there is a “dog cancer, known as Sticker’s sarcoma, (which) spreads by tumor cells getting passed from dog to dog through sex or from animals biting or licking each other.”

Scientists are puzzled to find out that this type of dog cancer is contagious. “It is clearly a dog tumor cell behaving absolutely like a parasite.”

“The cancer cells clog up the jaw, and the poor animals die of starvation.” The good news though is that they did say that “Sticker’s sarcoma is usually not fatal”.

My question is, does this mean that human cancer has the possibility of becoming contagious also? Hmmm…scary thought!

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