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Posted on Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Question: I have a friend who has been diagnosed with three different types of cancer- colon pancreatic & thyroid. I would like to visit him as his prognosis is not good- the Doctors have given him only a few months of life expectancy. He has refused most traditional medicine & has chosen to treat himself through natural & holistic medicine.
1) do you think that I should be concerned about any risk to my personal health ?
2) is any of this contagious?
3) do you have any general recommendations?
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Cancer is not contagious

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Cancer is not a contagious disease

You can meet him

Nothing to worry

No risk to your personal health

Since he has cancer in 3 places unfortunately prognosis is very bad.

He will survive less than 6 months.

His symptoms can be reduced by 10 percent by conservative management like if he is having pain morphine can be given


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Brief Answer: Cancer is not contagious Detailed Answer: Hi Cancer is not a contagious disease You can meet him Nothing to worry No risk to your personal health Since he has cancer in 3 places unfortunately prognosis is very bad. He will survive less than 6 months. His symptoms can be reduced by 10 percent by conservative management like if he is having pain morphine can be given Regards