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Cancer Urban Legend: Cancer Runs in My Family, I Can’t Reduce My Risk
February 24, 2017

Tell people that cancer is “genetic” and they start to wonder: Do I inherit cancer the same way I inherited my mother's green eyes? No, you don't. Almost never. By far, most cancers occur because of something risky we did, or something risky we were exposed to. Think smoking and lung cancer. Workplace asbestos and mesothelioma. Obesity and ... well, lots of things.

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Cancer Urban Legend: Barbeque, Teflon, Nitrates, Sugar and Artificial Sweetener Can Increase My Cancer Risk
February 22, 2017

Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging when so many popular foods and beverages are believed to contain ingredients, additives and chemicals that can heighten cancer risk.

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Cancer Urban Legend: Vitamins and Supplements Can Lower My Cancer Risk
February 21, 2017

There are many misconceptions about using vitamins and supplements as a fast and easy way to get the nutrients your body requires, especially since everything from antioxidant rich teas to anti-inflammatory omega fatty acids are now widely available in pill form. But when it comes to cancer prevention, there are no quick fixes. Here is what you need to know before relying on vitamins and supplements for their cancer-fighting properties.

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Cancer Urban Legend: Extreme Diets Can Lower My Cancer Risk
February 20, 2017

People have a lot of ideas these days about what might help prevent cancer: alkaline water, going vegan, a ketogenic diet – even fasting. But none of these dieting trends are likely to have much of an effect on cancer risk, according to City of Hope dieticians.