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Are tumors safe to eat?

Asked by ragingloli (41615points) January 24th, 2014

For example, if someone had a large tumor, and it is removed, what health risks would exist if you decided to cook and eat the removed tumor?

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Too easy: The tumor will come back to your body and start developing again.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

You go ahead and try that and let us know how it works.

snowberry's avatar

EW! Again and again! There is a reason this sort of nonsense is illegal to sell.

rojo's avatar

I think so because in the Bible, Genesis 9:3 Entirely Subjective Version (ESV) I believe, it says:

“Every tumor that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the Cancer, I give you STD’s

or words to that effect.

LuckyGuy's avatar

That is a great question. Think how many people we could feed.
Heck, I “donated” a 60 gram cancerous prostate a few years back. According to the best info I can glean from the USDA’s food website I estimate it contained about 400 calories (kcal). That is enough to sustain a South Sudanese child starving in a refugee camp for a day.
I’d treat it with meat tenderizer first to break down the cell walls. I’d then deep fry and season with Zatarain’s to give it some flavor.
If the consumer was female, there’d be very little chance of her contracting prostate cancer.


Coloma's avatar

This is disgusting, gag….wtf!

SwanSwanHummingbird's avatar

Gross. Seriously?

Seek's avatar

OK, looking into it…

Fibroids: Mostly fiber, few cells. Probably not edible.
Adenomas: Glandular epithelial tissue. Probably technically edible, but wouldn’t pass as food product.
Hemangiomas: mostly blood vessels. Could be edible.
Lipomas: Mostly fat cells. Probably not edible, but you could likely render them into soap.

Rarebear's avatar

Probably none.

Aster's avatar

Not usually safe except in a stir fry. I saw it on a cooking show.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@Aster I think I saw that too. It was on Create – Cajun Cookin’ with Boudreaux and Thibodeaux.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I’m thinking yes and probably best to BBQ them. Slowly smoke the tumors with lump charcoal and hickory or apple wood until a meat thermometer indicates they are ~150 degrees or so. Then wrap them in foil and place them in the oven until they reach ~200 degrees. Sauce and serve, garnish with cole slaw if desired.

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