• Question: What animals get cancer other than us and what is the most violent form of cancer?

    Asked by ilikecherrypie to Iain, Jo, Leo on 14 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by batchelor1, blondes, chocolatebunnies, 1sunshine.
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      Iain Moal answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      All animals can get cancer, although they can be more common in certain breeds. Even dinosaurs had cancer! Its true, paleontologists have dug up the fossilised remains of dinosaurs with bone cancer.

      As for which cancer is the most violent, it varies. Some are more invasive than others. Pancreatic and lung cancers tend to be the most violent of the common cancers.