• Are any parts of the body "cancer proof"? Check what this article says

    Asked by GregP_WN on Friday, January 25, 2019

    Are any parts of the body "cancer proof"? Check what this article says

    Cancer afflicts people in many parts of the body – including the breasts, lungs, colon, brain, bones, and prostate.

    But what about other parts of the body that we don't hear about – like the heart or spleen? Are some organs more resistant to cancer than others?

    It may seem like it. You won't find heart, spleen or appendix cancers on the American National Cancer Institute's list of cancer types.
    This question demanded the expertise of researchers and professionals in the field.
    Rare cases
    It turns out heart cancer does exist – unfortunately. The cells in the heart can divide uncontrollably and grow into cancerous tumors as they do elsewhere. It's just not that common.
    REad full article here>> https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2019/01/24/is_any_part_of_our_body_cancer_proof_110869.html?utm_medium=40digest.intl.home&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

    3 Answers from the Community

    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      We need a "dislike" button for this one. I've heard about it - very rare.

      4 months ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Appendix cancer exists too. When they did my debulking for my fallopian tube cancer, they removed my appendix too.

      4 months ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Great question Greg...when I had pancreatic cancer they removed 40% of my pancreas and all of my spleen, because the tumor was attaching itself to my spleen. You also asked about the heart. It reminds me of this young lady, (late 20s), in the office where I worked. She had the flu, but continued to work late all the time and didn't rest up. She ended up in the hospital, because the flu virus attacked her heart. She needed, and received a heart transplant. It was so unbelievable for such a young person to have a heart transplant. My best to all of you...Russ

      4 months ago

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