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Cancer Myths

Does coffee cause CANCER AND OTHER CANCER MYTHS A new survey of 2,000 adults found that 9% believed that drinking coffee causes cancer, despite there being no scientific evidence to support the assumption. Raising the question, what other myths do we believe to be true? 1 CANCER IS MAINLY HEREDITARY? .... .... ... 40e20 No. Only one in twenty Cancer cases can be traced back to geneticS. ARTIFICIAL No. To date, there is no evidence to link SWEETENERS sweeteners with CAUSE CANCER? cancer in people. DEODORANT CAUSES CANCER? BRAS CAN CAUSE CANCER? Mistakenly, beliefs were that underwire bras can cause toxins to accumulate. Research confirms that neither the type of bra you wear, nor the tightness of any other clothing, can cause Cancer. No. Researchers studying claims that deodorants and antiperspirants contain cancer causing toxins, have found no evidence to support a link. SUGAR ACCELERATES CANCER GROWTH? All cells, including cancer cells, depend on blood sugar for energy. But giving more sugar doesn't speed their growth. Likewise, depriving cancer cells of sugar doesn't slow their growth. LARGE BREASTS CAUSE CANCER? There's no conection between the size of breasts and the risk of cancer. 7) Falls, bruises, broken bones, or other such injuries have not been linked to cancer. BRUISES CAUSE CANCER? While it is important to understand what doesn't cause cancer, taking measures to lower your chance of getting cancer should be prioritised. Eating a healthy diet, exercising, and not smoking can help to prevent cancer, safeguarding your health. It is also crucial that you understand the signs and symptoms, helping to avoid a situation where you may accept a cancer misdiagnosis. ASONS SOLICITORS Sources - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/16/tenth-of-adults-think-coffee-causes-cancer http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2011/1o/24/breast-cancer-myths-separating-fact-from-fiction.aspx http://www.health.com/health/gallery/o,,20533364.00.html http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cancer-causes/CA00085/NSECTIONGROUP-2 http://www.webmd.com/cancer/rm-quiz-cancer-myths-facts Image Sources http://www.flickr.com/photos/amanda28192/ http://thenounproject.com/analalora http://thenounproject.com/mlmederos http://www.flickr.com/photos/houseofduke/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/61964102@No8/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/houseofduke/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossap/ http://thenounproject.com/ezy

Cancer Myths

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There are many myths surrounding cancer and its causes. This infographic looks to dispel these myths.

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