Cancer and common myths
Cancer is something we are programmed to fear.
Cancer statistics in the United States alone make quite alarming reading
Yet the World Health Organisation reported that in 2019 the top 10 causes of death accounted for 55% of the 55.4 million deaths worldwide.
The top global causes of death, in order of total number of lives lost, were associated with three main categories:
Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Neonatal conditions.
Read more here
Although, as of August 2021, there have been over 4 million deaths from Covid-19 reported to WHO, so when reading statistics, it is important to remember that it is not an exact science.
7 Cancer Myths
1. Do most people die from cancer?
Cancer survival rates are the highest in modern medicine today with early stages having 90 % cure rates – read more here
2. If you cut out sugar, will it cure cancer ?
Cancer cells don’t just crave sugar and they usually grow quickly, multiplying at a fast rate, which takes a lot of energy.
This means they need lots of glucose and lots of other nutrients too, such as amino acids and fats, so it’s not just sugar they crave.
By cutting down on sugar though, it is definitley worth while, as there are many other health risks associated with too much sugar – read more here
3. Can Super foods stop cancer?
You can certainly help yourself by eating a balanced healthy and nutrient rich diet of cancer fighting foods – read more here
4. If you have no family history of cancer does it mean you are not at risk?
Only a small percentage of cancers are passed from parents to children. Genetic mutations are usually caused by environmental factors and lifestyle choices and they are known as the most common causes of cancer.
5. Do smart phones cause cancer?
The research is inconclusive it seems, so read more here
6. Does all Chemotherapy make your hair fall out?
Not all chemotherapy makes your hair fall out.
Chemotherapy for bowel cancer is one where you don’t loose your hair.
Newer therapies are being developed all of the time to help manage the different side effects of chemotherapy.
7. Cancer can be detected in blood tests?
The tests are usually tumour markers. Samples are collected for cancer blood tests and are then analysed in a laboratory for signs of cancer.
The samples may show cancer cells, proteins or other substances made by the cancer. Blood tests can also give your doctor an idea of how well your organs are functioning and if they’ve been affected by cancer.
Read more here
Fear is as great as the mind allows, so why not look back with gratitude, and then choose to look forward with confidence and positivity.
We are only given one life to enjoy and should make the most of every single day. We cannot turn back the clock to relive a day we have just wasted by worrying it away.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful desitinations”
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