Sep 28, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
Very rare between humans but they feel that it can happen.
q1w2e3 saidDevil facial cancer--sounds bad for the little devils.
Feline leukemia is a well-known example of an oncogenic virus being transmitted in the wild.
There are plenty of human examples of transmissible cancer viruses:
HTLV 1 and 2
HPV (certain serotypes)
XMRV (found to cause certain prostate cancers)
Hep B and C (well, it's the body's repair mechanism that "causes" the cancer, but they are considered causes of liver cancer because they induce the cirrhosis to start with)
HHV 8 (Kaposi's)
EBV (all types of different cancers)