How long do cancer cells surive outside of the body?

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Hi,
when a tumor is removed from a mouse that has been killed just minutes earlier, and then this tumor is cut using a scalpel, how long do cells sticking to this scalpel survive? I am asking because I just cut a tumor, then left the scalpel on the table for 10-15 minutes, and then when cleaning up all the material and washing everything, I accidentally punctured my finger a tiny bit. Is there any danger associated with this? Than you very much for help!
 

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Monique
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You should not be posting on a forum in case of lab accidents, instead you should contact your lab manager or directly someone who is in charge of health and safety.
 

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