Cancer-myth and truth
Article by Ioan Sergiu
Cancer is a disease which is a cell proliferation mechanism awry and uninterrupted. According to studies in Europe and North America, predominantly occur lung cancer, Colorectal Cancer and Breast Cancer. Occur frequently in Africa liver cancer due to endemic areas Hepatitis B and cervical cancer.
Misconceptions about the causes of cancer have led to unnecessary worry about the overall health. For example, information that the plastic flow and deodorants are two of the hidden causes that lead to cancer. Apart from being completely wrong, these myths cause panic among people, which indeed may affect healthy.
Myth: antiperspirants and deodorants lead to breast cancer
Truth: There are studies showing that the link between antiperspirants/ Deodorants and breast cancer. There have been reports that these products contain compounds of aluminum and parables which can be absorbed through the skin and can cause Allergies or irritation, but not cancer.
So, no studies in which results to indicate that these products go to breast cancer, and no scientific evidence attesting to that fact. If fear has not gone all we recommend using organic cosmetics because they contain no parables, preservatives or other chemicals.
Myth: plastic containers placed in the microwave cause cancer.
Fact: Plastic pots shall not be placed in the microwave because it can melt and thus chemicals can penetrate the food! Pay attention to vessels that enter in the microwave. Check the label is worth mentioning that the introduction in the microwave can be done safely.
Myth: People diagnosed with cancer should not eat sugar because it determines the rapid evolution of disease.
Truth: Sugar not lead to rapid evolution of cancer. All cells, including cancer cells, depend on the level of blood sugar (glucose) because it provides the energy needed to develop. So, regardless of consumption of sugar disease will not be stopped, nor will speed up evolution.
Can this myth to be taken birth because failure to understand tomography positron emission, which uses a small amount of radioactive tracer – a substance similar to glucose. All human body tissues absorb some of this tracer, but using more energy tissues, including cancer cells absorb a greater amount. For this reason, people have concluded that cancer cells develop quickly after consumption of sugar!
Myth: Good people are not cancer
Fact: In ancient times disease was perceived as a punishment for bad thoughts and actions, was a way to pay for sins committed. And now there cultures that support this view. If this were true, how do you explain that infants with cancer? There is no evidence showing that a person is getting sick cancer so worth it.
Myth: Cancer is contagious
Fact: There is no need to avoid a person with cancer just because … not sick, it is even advisable to socialize with that person to touch it or to spend time with her. In fact, your support is the most important thing you can offer these people who suffer.
No, cancer is not contagious. Indeed there are some infectious viruses, HPV and Hepatitis C, which can cause cancer. Virus Papilloma human (HPV = Human Papilloma Virus) is the main risk factor for cervical cancer and hepatitis C leads to appearance liver cancer. Both viruses are transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, while hepatitis C is often transmitted through blood contact such as sharing needles and transfusions.
Viruses that lead to cancer:
- Human papilloma virus (HPV = Human Papilloma Virus) – a sexually transmitted disease, which can lead to onset of cervical cancer and other cancers.
- Hepatitis C – a virus transmitted through sexual contact or by infected intravenous needle, which can trigger liver cancer.
Myth: dye causes brain cancer
Fact: There were many speculations about the relationship between cancer and dye. Although there are people who think the hair dye appear: bladder cancer, Breast Cancer, There was no evidence to this study. According to a study published in the U.S. Medical Association Journal, cosmetics for dyeing step with cancer risk.
Myth: Mobile phones lead to cancer
Fact: Contrary to popular belief, mobile phones are regarded as causing cancer. There is no study to certify that the frequent use of cell phones lead to cancer.
Myth: Cancer is hereditary
Fact: It is perfectly true that some cancers are genetic, but that does not mean a person who comes from a family with multiple deaths from cancer, and she was suffering from this disease.
Cancers, such as breast cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Colorectal Cancer are some types of cancer may be the inserted genes. If a parent with cancer, the child will inherit the gene, but that does not warrant the onset.
Myth: Cancer leads to permanent loss of hair
Fact: Not cause cancer occurrence alopecia. This is a consequence of treatment for cancer: chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Equally true is that not all cancer patients who are receiving such treatment will suffer from alopecia.
Myth: Breast cancer occurs exclusively in women
Fact: It is false! Perhaps the greatest untruth mentioned before. Even if breast cancer among men is not a commonly diagnosed condition, this does not mean that men can suffer from this disease. It is estimated that every year in the U.S. about 1500 men develop carcinoma (cancer) of mammary gland and 500 of them die from the disease. The average age of diagnosis is 65 years, but this disease can also occur in younger men.
Myth: Cancer is treatable, but drug companies hide the remedy
Fact: It is a myth that simply maddens any health professional! If remedy arises why researchers or family members of people who have cancer die from pharmaceutical companies in the same circumstances as the common people!
Myth: Positive thinking helps heal cancer
Fact: Maintaining a positive outlook during treatment for cancer is essential, but it should be noted that this does not help cure cancer. Optimism improves quality of life during treatment, but no scientific evidence that positive attitude and heal this disease.
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Ioan Sergiu-publisher-Read more about most common disease on http://www.infodisease.com