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Catching Cancer

One in three of us will get cancer at some stage in our lives. From the moment of diagnosis, the common cry is, 'why me?' We blame our genes, our environment and our lifestyle, but could we... Can you catch breast cancer from a mouse? Could you catch cancer from having sex? Is cancer contagious? Approximately 20 per cent of all cancers worldwide are caused by infections. Some scientists say it could be as high as  50-95 per cent . Across the planet, startling new evidence is emerging that links viruses and bacteria to an increasing number of cancers. And two Nobel prizes in the last five years mean the story of infections causing cancer cannot be ignored. 

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