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Know the Myths & Facts About CANCER
Did
Did You Know
Approximately there are 200 types of CANCER.
Among 1.4 million people die because of LUNG CANCER.
Myth #1 Cancer is contagious
FACTS
• NO! It’s not a communicable disease
• It’s not an infectious disease caused by bacteria or virus
• Cancer means uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells
Myth #2 Sugar Intake Causes Cancer
FACTS
• No clinical evidence found that sugar causes cancer
• Sugar will not promote growth of Cancer Cells
• But too much sugar can lead to Obesity & Diabetes that increase the
risk of CANCER
NOTE:- Sugar is not a good component when it comes to maintaining overall health.
Avoid including large amount of sugar in your diet to stay fit.
Myth #3 I won’t get cancer, as I have no
familial history
FACTS
• Only 5-10 percent cancers are known to pass from parents to their
offspring
• One can have cancer without family history.
• Unhealthy lifestyle is major reason of CANCER
Myth #3 Antiperspirants & Cosmetic products lead to
cancer
FACTS
• Cosmetic products & antiperspirants contain harmful chemicals that
may increase the risk of Cancer.
• However ,there is no scientific evidence.
NOTE:- Highly recommended to use cosmetic products after consulting doctor
Myth #4 Cancer causes unbearable,
lifelong pain
FACTS
• No every cancer patient experience the pain
• Pain is managed with generic medication
• Pain depends on Cancer types & its stages
Myth #5 Immediate treatment after diagnosis
of Cancer
FACTS
• After diagnosis, your doctor assess the stage and type of cancer
through investigations.
• If it’s in early stages, your doctor recommends watchful waiting.
• That’s because the treatment could be discomfort than cancer itself.
• Treatment is initiated once cancer grows and causes symptoms.
Myth #6 Elders are too old to receive cancer
treatment
FACTS
• Cancer treatment has NO age limitation
• Limitation in treatment in elders with pre-existing chronic medical
conditions.
Since last four decades, there has been a tremendous cancer
research in bringing out cancer prevention, screening,
treatment and awareness. Factually, these things have
enhanced the survival rates and decreased death rate, largely.
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Cancer Myths vs Facts

  • 1.
  • 2. Know the Myths & Facts About CANCER
  • 3. Did Did You Know Approximately there are 200 types of CANCER. Among 1.4 million people die because of LUNG CANCER.
  • 4. Myth #1 Cancer is contagious FACTS • NO! It’s not a communicable disease • It’s not an infectious disease caused by bacteria or virus • Cancer means uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells
  • 5. Myth #2 Sugar Intake Causes Cancer FACTS • No clinical evidence found that sugar causes cancer • Sugar will not promote growth of Cancer Cells • But too much sugar can lead to Obesity & Diabetes that increase the risk of CANCER NOTE:- Sugar is not a good component when it comes to maintaining overall health. Avoid including large amount of sugar in your diet to stay fit.
  • 6. Myth #3 I won’t get cancer, as I have no familial history FACTS • Only 5-10 percent cancers are known to pass from parents to their offspring • One can have cancer without family history. • Unhealthy lifestyle is major reason of CANCER
  • 7. Myth #3 Antiperspirants & Cosmetic products lead to cancer FACTS • Cosmetic products & antiperspirants contain harmful chemicals that may increase the risk of Cancer. • However ,there is no scientific evidence. NOTE:- Highly recommended to use cosmetic products after consulting doctor
  • 8. Myth #4 Cancer causes unbearable, lifelong pain FACTS • No every cancer patient experience the pain • Pain is managed with generic medication • Pain depends on Cancer types & its stages
  • 9. Myth #5 Immediate treatment after diagnosis of Cancer FACTS • After diagnosis, your doctor assess the stage and type of cancer through investigations. • If it’s in early stages, your doctor recommends watchful waiting. • That’s because the treatment could be discomfort than cancer itself. • Treatment is initiated once cancer grows and causes symptoms.
  • 10. Myth #6 Elders are too old to receive cancer treatment FACTS • Cancer treatment has NO age limitation • Limitation in treatment in elders with pre-existing chronic medical conditions.
  • 11. Since last four decades, there has been a tremendous cancer research in bringing out cancer prevention, screening, treatment and awareness. Factually, these things have enhanced the survival rates and decreased death rate, largely.