myths

January 10, 2023
Kate Ruder

Can Eating Grilled or Charred Foods Cause Cancer?

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kate.ruder

Cooking or grilling some foods produces certain chemicals. But can these chemicals increase a person’s risk for cancer? Here, find out what these chemicals are, where they’re found, and what the research says.

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November 15, 2022
Kate Ruder

Can Fertility Drugs or IVF Increase My Risk for Cancer?

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kate.ruder

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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kate.ruder

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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ASCO.Staff

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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ASCO.Staff

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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