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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   2 days ago we visited an elderly friend and he had showed us that his skin cancer on his face was coming back. He had a spot in the corner of his mouth where you would usually find a cold sour. I kind of think he had another smaller spot or 2 on his face. he gets them every so often and they give him a cream and they go away. He has other cancer also I think. Well he was holding our grand babies one 7mo. & one 18 mo. and when we went to leave he gave them both a kiss on the face I couldn't tell if he kissed them on their mouth. one I think might have been side of face close to eye or nose. We had totally forgot about the cancer. He was not using any of the cream for treatment on it yet. As soon as he gave them the kiss it dawned on me about the cancer. My thought was to wipe off their faces and hands with a wet wipe as soon as I got to the car but by the time we got them in I had completey forgotten to do it. I know they had their hands on their faces and by their eyes and by their mouths and on their pacifiers and of course those went in their mouths. Their mom was with me but she never thought about it and I didn't want to say anything to her untill I found out if the babies are at risk. She is already under stress because they think the 18 mo old may have autism and the 7 m0 old has some thing going on with his spine and both of these are up in the air for now and I didn't want to worry her unless I needed to. They probably didn't get their faces and hands wiped off untill about 4 hrs. later when they ate since they were just riding in the car and then playing. I didn't even think of it again untill I went to bed.
Doctor :   Reading query plz hold
User :   OK
Doctor : Cancer is not contagious
Doctor : His kiss does not transmit the cancer
Doctor : Even if the cancer cells goees into stomach they will hurt , they get digested like me
Doctor : I assure you kids will be fine
Doctor : Cancer is a chronic process.
Doctor : because of solar allergy or some other process, the skin tissue get deranged and gradfually forms cancer
Doctor : Are you with me?
User :   I was worried that since the cancer was open and it might have touched their skin ect. that it could start on their skin
Doctor : That is what I am telling
User :   I understand
Doctor : Even if it is open, it will not cancer to your kids
User :   So what problem u get?
User :   Just soiling the skin
User :   Just wash it
User :   Do you have any other specific question / concern?
User :   So then it was ok that they didn't get whiped off with a baby whipe untill 4 hours later because they can't catch it anyway. Thank you I feel so much better.
User :   YEs
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User :   It is absolutely ok
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User :   Thank You for your help.
User :   You welcome
User :   Take care
User :   Bye
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye for now
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