Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Dispelling myths about cancer


Much information abounds on the topic of cancer, but there are also misconceptions being perpetuated within social circles or even by popular culture.

Associate Professor Chng Wee Joo, director of National University Cancer Institute, Singapore, tackles four big myths about the disease.
  • ALL TYPES OF CANCER HAVE TO BE TREATED IMMEDIATELY
  • I HAVE STAGE 4 CANCER. THERE IS NOTHING THE DOCTOR CAN DO TO EXTEND MY LIFE
  • DURING CANCER TREATMENT, I WILL DEFINITELY LOSE MY HAIR AND SUFFER FROM SEVERE NAUSEA AND VOMITING
  • THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO TO PREVENT CANCER
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