9 Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions - 9facts

9 Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

Certain popular ideas about how cancer starts and spreads, can seem to make sense, especially when those ideas are rooted in old theories. But wrong ideas about cancer can lead to needless worry and even hinder good prevention and treatment decisions. This article give us the latest science-based information about 9 common cancer myths and misconceptions.

#1. Will eating sugar make cancer worse?

Will eating sugar make cancer worse? - Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

No. Although research has shown that cancer cells consume more sugar (glucose) than normal cells, no studies have shown that eating sugar will make your cancer worse or that, if you stop eating sugar, your cancer will shrink or disappear. A high-sugar diet may contribute to excess weight gain, and obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing several types of cancer. Source

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