Another Transplanted Southerner

Musings from Miz Mel'nie, a Southern Belle living in the Northeast.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Did Sheryl Crow get cancer from Lance Armstrong?

Is cancer a communicable? According to an article on, titled "UCSF team uncovers possible link between virus and prostate cancer But more research needed to determine causal relationship", written by Sabin Russell, Chronicle Medical Writer, linked here:

"Researchers in San Francisco have discovered a new virus inside the tumors of some men with prostate cancer, raising the possibility that a viral infection may play a role in that disease as it does in a handful of other cancers."
. . .

"Some viruses have been clearly implicated in cancer. Hepatitis B increases the risk of liver cancer 100 fold. Cervical cancer is caused by infection with the human papilloma virus, which also causes genital warts. "

Although it is true that Armstrong had testicular cancer rather than prostate cancer, it does make you wonder.


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