Friday, October 16, 2015

Fact of the Day: Shark Cancer

There's a myth that sharks are immune to cancer. Though it is true that they are far less likely to get cancer than most other creatures. 

17 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

I wish we were ALLLLLL immune to cancer.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow, so cool!

Linda said...

Probably something to do with all the fish they eat.

Linda said...

Probably something to do with all the fish they eat.

DeniseinVA said...

Very interesting.

Margaret D said...

you know I hadn't even thought about that and sharks...but I guess most creatures do get it at some stage, or could. I know the Tasmanian Devil does get a Facial one which is trying to be eradicated.

Dascha said...

Wow, that is a very interesting fact!

xoxo

DEZMOND said...

I thought most animals don't get cancer, except the pets who are fed with industrial food and live in the cities?

stephen Hayes said...

I'll take my chances with cancer; I wouldn't want to be a shark.

happyone said...

Interesting. Didn't know that.

Pat Hatt said...

Must be all that swimming that makes them have a very low chance

Kati said...

I have never heard that myth before!

-Kati

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I remembering hearing that myth wasn't true

Martha said...

I've never heard this before. Interesting.

Christine said...

interesting.

bj said...

Never heard this...

Anonymous said...

This is news to me. Do you know why sharks are less likely to get cancer?