John asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

If the cure to cancer was a genetically enhanced parasite that eats it all up would you get injected with it?

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  • 2 months ago

    What possible reason would there be not to?

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If I had cancer and there was a parasite that would eat just the cancerous cells and nothing else, of course I would.

    It's just not going to happen because

    - no organism distinguishes healthy cells from cancerous ones

    - both types of cells have the same nutritional value

    - there's no way an organism could reach all your cells while you are not affected (don't die)

  • Ted K
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    How do you "eat" cancer all up?  You DO understand, don't you, that cancer isn't an outside "thing" that invades your body?  It's a genetic/epigenetic transformation of your own cells, such that normal controls on cell division are lost.

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