myths

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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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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