Top Cancer Myths Debunked
We debunk the myths to help you maintain a healthy weight and stay cancer free.
1. Is there a secret to beating cancer
Lately it seems that every thing we do or eatcauses cancer or cures it. Everyone in the cancer community has an opinion, and it can be difficult to sift the fact from the fiction. Click through here to see our top 15 cancer myths debunked.
2. Stop using deodorant
One of the more prevalent claims is that deodorants, antipersperants cause cancer. A 2002 study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattlefound there to be no link between the use of these products and cancer.
3. No more BBQ
Willing to cut out BBQ forever for fear of developing cancer? Dont give away your grill just yet. While charred meatcontains substances found to cause mutationin rodents, the levels necessary to cause cancer in humans would require outrageously high amount of bbq that no one would normally eat. To cut down your risk the National Cancer Institute advises you dont char your food, or if you do, cut those bits off.
4. Get off oral contraceptives
Birth control pills reduce risk of cancers of the uterus and ovariesbutslightly increase the risk ofbreast cancer. After ten years of stopping the medication, however, the risk for cancer returned to the same level as if they had never used the birth control pills, according to the National Cancer Institute. No need to go off the Pill just yet.
5. Dont dye your hair
Dyeing your hair causes cancer? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on May 25, 2014 this is untrue.
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