Sunday, December 5, 2010

Breast cancer can be caused by a virus

The issue of Reader’s Digest in November has an article in which new research says cancer can be caught, like a virus.

Dr James Holland of Mount Sinai School of Medicine has found that the human breast cancer is connected to domestic mice which harbour the mouse mammary tumour virus. Dr Thomas Stewart of the University of Ottawa has created a map of the distribution of breast cancer around the world. Where these mice are common, so was breast cancer. Dr Holland is struggling to prove that women are infected with the virus before they develop breast cancer.

Fascinating. Another cause of breast cancer.

It is interesting what new research finds all the time. The point is, we want it to lead to a cure. As long as we go closer to a cure, let the research continue. Let’s find a cure.

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