Contagious: Melanoma


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About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Melanoma is possible from one person to another. Other words for contagion include "infection", "infectiousness", "transmission" or "transmissability". Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics or inheriting diseases from parents. For an overview of contagion, see Introduction to Contagion.

Contagion summary: this disease is not contagious; no one can "catch" cancer from another person.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Melanoma: NCI

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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