myths

August 19, 2021
ASCO Staff

¿Es seguro el CBD para las personas con cáncer?

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El cannabidiol (CBD) se ha convertido en una palabra de moda dentro de la comunidad oncológica. Pero, aunque algunas personas con cáncer han descubierto que el CBD es útil para el manejo de los efectos secundarios, las investigaciones aún no respaldan el uso del CBD para el tratamiento del cáncer. Descubra aquí qué es el CBD, cómo se está estudiando en personas con cáncer y si es seguro, eficaz y legal.

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July 13, 2021
ASCO Staff

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

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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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May 4, 2021
ASCO Staff

Can Getting a Tattoo Cause Cancer?

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People getting tattoos may worry that tattoo ink can lead to cancer. But is this actually true? Here, find out more about the research on whether tattoos are linked to cancer and what else people with tattoos should know about their cancer risk.

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March 25, 2021
ASCO Staff

Can Using a Microwave Cause Cancer?

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In this post, learn where the misconception of microwaves causing cancer came from, how microwaves are regulated to help prevent leakage and keep consumers safe, and how to microwave your food safely.

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March 18, 2021
ASCO Staff

Can a Biopsy Make My Cancer Spread?

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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.

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September 22, 2020
ASCO Staff

Is CBD Safe for People With Cancer?

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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.

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