6 Common Misconceptions About Cancer

Today we take a look at six misconceptions about cancer that seem plausible, but just don’t hold up.

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Sources:

Don’t believe the hype – 10 persistent cancer myths debunked


http://scienceblogs.com/observations/2010/09/06/ocean-of-pseudoscience-sharks/
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/64/23/8485.full
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25157892
Sugar depleted diet is not a cure for cancer
http://www.nature.com/news/2003/031021/full/news031020-2.html
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19591-briefing-cancer-is-not-a-disease-of-the-modern-world/

Why are cancer rates increasing?


http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-hlth-1223-cancer-hot-spots-20160113-story.html
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/69/16/6500.long
http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2294966
http://www.livescience.com/51425-cancer-rates-decline.html
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/cancer-controversies/cancer-clusters

High Long Island Breast Cancer Rates: Fact or Fiction?


http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/diet/antioxidants-fact-sheet
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antioxidants-may-make-cancer-worse/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3473763/#b3
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/detailedguide/testicular-cancer-diagnosis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warburg_hypothesis

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cigarette_smoking.jpg
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sugar_Cubes_(7164573186).jpg

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