myths

March 18, 2021 · ASCO Staff
A biopsy is a valuable procedure for diagnosing and treating cancer. But some people may worry that a biopsy could lead to the cancer spreading. In this post, we discuss how this idea started, and why the benefits of biopsies outweigh the risks. Read More >>
February 16, 2021 · ASCO Staff
In this post, the myths and facts surrounding alkaline water are examined. The discussion includes how science does not support its use for cancer treatment and how people with cancer can best stay hydrated. Read More >>
October 1, 2020 · Brielle Gregory, ASCO staff
The 2020 National Cancer Opinion Survey reveals the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on cancer screening and mental health, racism’s impact on health care, and widely held misperceptions about cancer clinical trials. Read More >>
September 29, 2020 · Ann Meredith Garcia Trinidad, MD, MCM, FPCP, FPSMO, FPSO
With the spread of misinformation, Dr. Ann Meredith Garcia Trinidad offers tips on how to find out if the cancer news you’re reading on social media is safe, reliable, and accurate. Read More >>
September 22, 2020 · ASCO Staff
Cannabidiol (CBD) has become a buzzword within the cancer community. But while some people with cancer have found CBD to be helpful in managing side effects, research does not yet support CBD’s use for cancer treatment. Here, find out what CBD is, how it is being studied in people with cancer, and whether it is safe, effective, and legal. Read More >>

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