Cancer continues to evoke fear in many people, and some are thanks to numerous myths that are circulating in the minds of the general public and on the internet.
Fact: They are safe to use every day. The belief that aluminium and parabens are absorbed through the skin, causing cancer, is wrong and no link between breast cancer and deodorant usage has been found.
Fact: There have not been any studies suggesting a link between cell phone use and brain cancer.
Fact: Many types of cancer cause little or no pain. Regular screenings are recommended for cancers of the cervix, breast, and colon.
Fact: Sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer, but by itself, it cannot guarantee that you will not get skin cancer. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied, and even then, it still only confers a certain amount of protection. Visible symptoms of skin cancer do not show up for many years. Sun damage remains in the deeper layers of skin. It is cumulative and can eventually cause cancer.
Fact: There has been no direct link between colorectal cancer and the high consumption of red meat. However high consumption of fat does lead to obesity which, along with physical inactivity has been known to increase the risk of cancer.