Cancer: Common Myths and Misconceptions

Though cancer is by no means a rare disease, there are many myths and misconceptions about it, its diagnosis, and its treatment. This can lead to unnecessary fear or worry about your, or a loved one’s, ailment. Here, this post will be explaining the truth behind some of the common doubts about cancer.   1) Eating sugar makes cancer grow faster Research to date shows no definitive correlation between sugar consumption and cancer growth. While certain cancer cells do tend to absorb glucose more than normal cells, cutting out sugar will not slow down cancer growth. This misconception might stem…

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Testicular cancer may be rare, but it is the most common cancer in men aged 15 to 40. April celebrates Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, so read on to find out more about it.   What is it? Testicular cancer affects the testicles (or testes) in men, which are two glands that produce sex hormones (like testosterone) and sperm. When testicular cells mutate, or grow abnormally, a tumour may be formed, and a cancer begins to grow. However, testicular cancer is very treatable and has a low mortality rate when diagnosed early. Germ cell testicular cancer comprises over 95% of cases,…

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need To Know

April celebrates Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, one of the rarer – but still dangerous – cancers, and the sixth leading cause of cancer deaths globally. But what is esophageal cancer? What are its symptoms, and what can you do to prevent it?   What is it? Esophageal cancer begins in the esophagus (alternately spelt oesophagus), which is a tube of muscle connecting the mouth to the stomach. It’s the tube in your throat that carries food to your gut for digestion. In esophageal cancer, the cells that line the tube mutate, or start to multiply abnormally, forming tumours and causing…

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