myths

November 15, 2022
Kate Ruder

Can Fertility Drugs or IVF Increase My Risk for Cancer?

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Fertility drugs are used to help a person become pregnant and may be used with other fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). But could these drugs increase a person’s risk for developing cancer? Are they safe to use if you have cancer? Here, learn what the research says about fertility drugs and cancer risk.

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October 20, 2022
Kate Ruder

Do Birth Control Pills Impact My Cancer Risk?

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Birth control pills have been shown to decrease the risk for certain cancers and increase the risk for others. Here, the current research is summarized on how birth control pills can impact your risk of cancer and questions to ask your doctor if you are taking or considering taking the pill.

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November 9, 2021
ASCO Staff

Does Sugar Cause Cancer?

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Is the idea that sugar causes cancer actually true? Here, learn where this concept comes from, what the science says about the relationship between sugar and cancer, and what people should know about lowering their cancer risk and their sugar intake.

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October 19, 2021
ASCO Staff

Can Eating Soy Cause Breast Cancer?

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Can eating soy increase your risk for breast cancer? Here, learn where this idea comes from, why the science shows eating soy cannot lead to breast cancer, and what to know about eating healthy levels of soy.

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July 13, 2021
ASCO Staff

Can Using Essential Oils Help Treat Cancer and Its Side Effects?

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ASCO.Staff

Aromatherapy with essential oils may help relieve certain side effects of cancer and its treatment, but these oils cannot treat or prevent cancer. Here, learn what people with cancer should know about how essential oils may help and their limits.

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June 29, 2021
Ann Meredith Garcia Trinidad, MD, MCM, FPCP, FPSMO, FPSO

How to Spot Suspicious Herb and Supplement Claims During Cancer

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Dr. Ann Meredith Garcia Trinidad discusses what to know about herbs and supplements during cancer, including how to tell if they’re part of a scam and why it’s always important to talk with your doctor before trying these products.

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