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Question: How come there's no such thing as heart cancer? I know it's a weird question, but all the other organs can become cancerous. Can a heart develop cancer? And if not,Why?

Answer: Yeah, the heart can develop cancer but its very very rare. The heart is not exactly an organ, I mean it is obviously, but its muscle tissue not the same type of cells as your kidneys or most other organs? The cells in kidneys,etc replace themselves and grow very rapidly which makes it more likely that they will grow sort of 'mutant' and form a tumor. The tissue of your heart replaces itself very very slowly and so there's less chance of cancerous cells appearing and also less chance of them growing fast enough to cause problems. I think in general muscle cancers are just really rare compared to other forms of cancer.

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