IS LYMPHOMA CONTAGIOUS?!
Jul 29, 2007
Hello Dr. Bob,
My grandma was diagnosed with Lymphoma, showing a lymphocyte count of 25,500 copies/dl.
Yesterday she had a tiny lesion-like growth removed on her forehead.
Today, while being over for lunch, neither my father (who changed her bandage), nor she thought it necessary to wash their hands after touching the sullied bandaids.
They then set the table, touching the flat-ware with which we had lunch.
My beloved grandma (84 yrs.) soon passing away, it is keen to say that I am under an immense amount of stress - college & job-search included.
Am I being paranoid in believing that her blood is contagious via oral transmission?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Sorry to hear about grandma and your other current stressful situations. However, your worries about lymphoma being contagious by any route are completely unwarranted!
Give Granny a hug and kiss from me.
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