There Is An Endemic Belief In Fake Causes Of Cancer

There is an endemic misguided belief in mythical causes of cancer. “There is no guarantee against getting cancer, but by knowing the biggest risk factors, we can stack the odds in our favor to help reduce our individual risk of the disease, rather than wasting time worrying about fake news.” – Clare Hyde, Cancer Research UKResearchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds surveyed 1,330 people in England and found that more than 40% wrongly thought that stress (43%) and food additives (42%) caused cancer. A third incorrectly believed that electromagnetic frequencies (35%) and eating GM food (34%) were risk factors, while 19% thought microwave ovens and 15% said drinking from plastic bottles caused cancer despite a lack of sound scientific evidence.

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Preventative Screening Scan Could Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

Cancer Research UK reports that the introduction of lung screening for people at high risk of lung cancer could decrease deaths from the disease. Based on a recent study, lung cancer deaths among men at high risk of lung cancer was 26% lower in those who had screening with a CT scan. The results suggest that the benefits could be even more significant in women. However, once published, experts said closer scrutiny of the data will be needed.

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Combining Traditional Cancer Treatment With Complementary Therapy Could Improve Survival

Receiving the news that you have cancer can come about as a big shock, leaving you asking hundreds of questions. It is because of this that it is essential that patients have access to the best advice, founded on accurate information so that they can make informed decisions about their treatments. If you research online, you will find a myriad of articles relating to more easily accessible and less daunting forms of treatment when compared to the standard medical approach.

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Not Much Sun Exposure Is Needed To Get Your Vitamin D

UV rays in sunlight are the main culprit of skin cancer, but sunshine is needed in producing essential vitamin D. One of the dangers of having low vitamin D is rickets, and in recent years it has increased slightly. This suggests that some people are not spending enough time outside in the sun. Interestingly, skin cancer rates are rising, for example, almost 16,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma every year in the UK. Depending on your skin type, the amount of sunlight exposure you need to get enough vitamin D varies. However, the balance of how long people need to spend in the sun to generate enough vitamin D while minimizing their skin cancer risk remains unclear.

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