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If a cat has an open cancer on the back of her head and it

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If a cat has an open cancer on the back of her head and it can be seen growing rapidly, can it be spread to humans or other cats?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

No, but the bacterial infection sure to be present in an open wound can be a danger to the very young and very old as well as people immunosuppressed by disease, age, or chemotherapy. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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