Common Cancer Myths
Myth #1: Cancer is contagious
Cancer is not transmissible, i.e., you cannot contract cancer from another cancer patient. However, there are some viruses that could increase your probability of getting cancer and these viruses can spread if care is not taken. Examples of these viruses are Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Human papillomavirus (HPV).
Myth #2: Superfood prevents cancer
Food such as blueberries, broccoli, beetroot, also commonly termed as superfood, are known as cancer-preventing food. While these foods are good for your health and have shown positive effects in the fight against cancer, it will be an overstatement to say that any food can offer protection against cancer. There is no single food or food group that has proven to be able to do so.
Myth #3: Hair dye can cause cancer
There is some truth to this, and it was from studies done a few decades ago. In the past, certain chemical in hair dye were found to be cancer causing. However, since the 1970s, much of these chemicals were removed from hair dye and modern studies have found that there is no relationship between cancer rate and people with dyed hair.