If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, one of your first responses will probably be to investigate the disease on the internet. But even in this day and age, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. There are so many myths about cancer still being spread across the internet, so we’ve put together a list of common cancer myths based on information from Cancer Research UK.
Cancer has existed as long as humans have, but as medicine and science become more advanced, more people are being diagnosed. We’ll never know for sure whether or not cancer is more prevalent now, but more cases are definitely detected as people are generally living longer and less likely to die of other diseases which would have killed us a century ago.
People may think that cancer is a man-made disease because certain pollutants and lifestyle choices can increase the risk of cancer, such as smoking and bad diet, but cancer can affect people who live very healthy lifestyles.