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Contagious cancers

Scientists are only beginning to discover the hidden role of some viruses and bacteria

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / November 12, 2007

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The almond-shaped lump on Brian Hill's throat didn't make sense to him. The doctor said it was a symptom of advanced oral cancer, but Hill had never smoked a cigarette or chewed a plug of tobacco, considered the main causes of the disease when he was diagnosed in 1997. So why was it there? (Full article: 1253 words)

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