Can Breast Cancer Be Transmitted Through Needles?
Bismillah, permission to ask. What are the consequences or impacts if we are pricked by a needle used by a patient? Will it have a certain effect? thanks.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Cancer is a disease that gives a bad impression, such as a severe disease, a deadly disease, difficult or even incurable, costly and treatment can be painful. But cancer has so far been a non-communicable condition, caused by a variety of factors, and there is no specific cause that is the exact cause of cancer, wherever it is located.
Among the factors that can increase cancer risk in general are:
Frequent exposure to radiation Has a family history of similar complaints Smoking Consuming alcohol or illegal drugs Old age Often exposed to hazardous chemicals
And many more specifically depending on the type of cancer. In the case of breast cancer, the risk is increased in the female sex, women who are late for menopause or menstruation too young, give birth at old age, and undergo hormone therapy. What needs to be understood is that high risk does not necessarily make the person not affected by breast cancer, and low risk does not mean that a person cannot get breast cancer. So once again, things like this are related to breast cancer, and used needles are not one of them.
Diseases that can be transmitted through syringes are HIV / AIDS, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. So if the breast cancer patient has the following diseases, or other diseases that can be transmitted through blood, you can actually contract these diseases. So, self-protection is still important, and if you are confused, you can ask the doctor who treats the patient if he has a history of blood-borne diseases. If there is no information, you can do a supporting investigation independently of these diseases in the nearest laboratory. So, hopefully answering your question.