12 Common Cancer Myths

12 Common Cancer Myths

The internet contains many valuable sources of information about cancer. Unfortunately, it’s also used to spread fear through myths and misconceptions that are repeated so often that many people believe they’re true. These 12 statements about cancer are often relayed as fact. However, they are really myths.

Myths About Cancer

  1. A cancer diagnosis means the end of life.
  2. Cutting out sugar will cure cancer.
  3. Cancer is caused by artificial sweeteners.
  4. A biopsy or surgery will cause cancer to spread. 
  5. Cancer cures are being withheld.
  6. Cancer is a modern disease created by humans.
  7. Smartphones cause cancer.
  8. Advances in technology mean we should have cured cancer by now.
  9. Cancer is contagious.
  10. Superfoods can stop cancer.
  11. No family history of cancer means you’re not at risk.
  12. Cosmetics cause cancer.

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Alcohol and Its Link to Cancer

Alcohol and Its Link to Cancer

A variety of studies have shown that an occasional glass of red wine has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on heart health. Also, beer has been linked to “some benefit against cardiovascular disease”, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. And, at least one study by the European Journal of Cancer Prevention suggests alcohol could reduce the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma.

However, before you pop a cork and say “Cheers” this holiday season, there are some cancer-related risks you should be aware of. A growing number of studies suggest concerning links between the development of certain types of cancers and alcohol consumption.

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