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Is there any species of animal that doesn't get cancer? If so, which is the most complex form of life that doesn't get it?

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Topaz2308 answers:

Any animal or creature that has more than one cell in the body has the possibility of getting cancer. Scientist have alledgedly bred super rats that cannot develop cancer but that is only breeding them to eradicate it.

http://discovermagazine.com/2006/aug/areyouimmune/?searchterm=immune%20cancer


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xoloriib answers:

I think that reptiles, especially lizards, are least likely to get cancer. Personally I think it has something to do with their ability to drop off their tail as a defence mechanism.


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athenabs13ohe answers:

As Topaz put, any mamal that as a cell will get cancer.
Reptiles Get cancer, its quite common in Bearded Dragons.
Geckos will get cancer.(not all Lizards drop their tails.)
Fish get cancer.
The least likely mamal to get cancer (very low risk.) are the burrowing and below ground hibernators of the animal kingdom.


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