JAN 30, 2016 11:10 AM PST

6 Cancer Myths Debunked

WRITTEN BY: Xuan Pham

In 2015, over 1.6 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States alone. As the leading cause of death worldwide, it is no surprise that cancer is one of the scariest diagnoses anyone can receive from their doctors. Fear of cancer has motivated society to be more conscious about their health and diet. But it has also spurred a host of misconceptions about the causes of cancer and its cures.

Do sharks get cancer? If you have cancer, will eating sugar make it worse? Are superfoods the cure for cancer? Is cancer inevitable? Watch the video to educate yourself on the truths and fictions that lay in these common misconceptions about cancer.
About the Author
  • I am a human geneticist, passionate about telling stories to make science more engaging and approachable. Find more of my writing at the Hopkins BioMedical Odyssey blog and at TheGeneTwist.com.
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