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 Why don't people get cancer of the heart?

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PostSubject: Why don't people get cancer of the heart?   Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:41 am

My wife said she read last week that heart cells don't replace themselves and the number of heart cells you have is set at birth. Therefore, cancer, which is runaway cell replication, doesn't happen in the heart.

I did some limited research and found this primarily to be true... researchers think that only 1% of heart cells are replaced in a year.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/heart-muscle-can-regenerate-itself-in-very-limited-amounts-scientists-find

I don't know about the cancer aspect, but it kinda makes sense on face value.

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PostSubject: Re: Why don't people get cancer of the heart?   Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:30 pm

Heart cells don't replicate

However if I recall correctly there is a very and I mean very rare tumor hearts can get
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