Myth: One application of sunscreen is enough to protect my skin from skin cancer
“Sunscreen is an over the counter drug and requires reapplication to maintain its effectiveness.”—Vivian Bucay, MD, FAAD
Myth: Bras can cause breast cancer
“The fact is that underwire bras do not cause breast cancer. A 2014 scientific study looked at the link between wearing a bra and breast cancer. There was no real difference in risk between women who wore a bra and women who didn’t wear a bra.”—Marisa Weiss Chief Medical Officer, President and Founder of Breastcancer.org. Make sure you know these symptoms of breast cancer women tend to ignore.
Myth: Scientists really know the cure to cancer: they are just hiding it so the healthcare system gets rich from chemo drugs and radiation treatments
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“A mean-spirited and hurtful lie. Any responsible member of an oncology care team dedicates their professional lives to providing compassionate care to patients with cancer, and they work hard to find new cures every day.” – James Fahner, Division Chief For Hematology And Oncology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital