Patient’s Brain Colonized by Alien Cancer

‘In a case that doctors are describing as “crazy,” a 41-year-old Colombian man was found to host cancerous tapeworm tumors in his brain and other bodily organs. The man, who recently died of complications arising from HIV, was first diagnosed back in 2013. Doctors struggled to make sense of the tumors disbursed throughout his body, the cells of which were uncharacteristically small, densely packed — and apparently not human. Further analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease control confirmed that the patient had contracted the cancerous cells from the tapeworm, Hymenolepis nana, and that owing to his compromised immune system, the tumors were allowed to flourish. The details of this extraordinary case can now be found in the latest edition of The New England Journal of Medicine.’

Source: Gizmodo