Cancer has been synonymous with “Death”. Invariably draws an expression of “serious” when and where it is mentioned. While the numbers of cancer deaths are now falling in the West, approximately 70% of these deaths were recorded last year in the developing world and a fifth of India. In fact, it is a fear, especially when detected late. However, there are many fighters and statistics indicate that cancer deaths are being handled better – this is attributed to early detection. Although most of the causes of this disease scare-le-upon-references are unknown, the causes and cures of cancer remain deeply shrouded in mystery and doubt.
In this World Cancer Day allows demystify the top 5 notions commonly accepted on disease –
1. Myth: . Cancer is death
The truth: not always. Cancer when caught early can be completely cured. How long a person will live depends on many factors, including whether the cancer is slow or fast growth, how much it has spread, if there are effective treatments, the general health of the person, etc.
2. Myth :. Cancer is contagious
The truth: cancer does not spread through contact. The only way in which the cancer can spread from one person to another is in the case of organ or tissue from a donor with a history of cancer.
3. Myth :. Cancer is hereditary
The truth: Most people who develop cancer have no family members with a history of the disease. In fact most common cancers can be prevented through a nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight and regular physical activity.
4. Myth :. Sugar increases cancer growth
Truth : All sugars are carbohydrates or carbohydrates. Whether from sweets or fruits, break down in our digestive system to release glucose and fructose. All our cancer cells or not use glucose for energy. While it is very sensible to limit sugary foods to maintain overall health and weight, which does not mean that cancer cells feed on sugar.
5. Myth :. Antiperspirants cause breast cancer
The truth: There is no conclusive evidence that the chemicals used in antiperspirants or deodorants have nothing to do with changes in the breast tissue. Nor is there any relationship established between underarm shaving and cancer.
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