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iheard that scientists are saying halogen light bulbs emit UV radiation which can cause skin cancer. Is this claim true?
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iheard that green tea contains ingredients that can cure cancer. Is this true?
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iheard that using a mobile phone increases your risk of developing cancer. What is the evidence?
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Does massage spread cancer?
There is no credible evidence that massage spreads cancer. Find out more...
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Is there a link between dogs and breast cancer?
There is no evidence to show that dogs can cause breast cancer in their owners. Find out more...
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Can eating according to a strict diet or eliminating certain foods cure cancer?
Some people suggest that following specific diets or avoiding certain foods will help to treat or even cure cancer, but there is no credible evidence to support this claim. Find out more...
Heard by Louisa
Can freezing food cause cancer?
There is no evidence to suggest that frozen foods cause cancer. Freezing is commonly used to increase a food's shelf life and store foods for extended periods. Find out more...
Heard by John
Does turmeric prevent cancer growth?
Laboratory studies on cancer cells have found curcumin slows down their growth and some animal studies have also shown it to slow the growth and spread of cancers. Find out more...
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Are nightshift workers more likely to get cancer?
The evidence of a link between working night shift and cancer risk is accumulating. However, if the effect is real, it is likely to be a small increase in risk. Find out more...
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Can chemotherapy damage your brain?
Chemo brain is often described as feelings of not remembering things, feeling vague or having trouble concentrating. Find out more...
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Can taking antioxidants prevent cancer?
There is some evidence that foods with high levels of antioxidants offer a protective effect against certain cancers. However, this has not been shown with antioxidants in concentrated forms (i.e. supplements). Find out more...
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Are there cancer risks associated with coffee and tea?
The World Cancer Research Fund looks at research from around the world to determine risks for different cancers. The latest studies have shown drinking coffee does not increase the risk of cancer. Find out more...
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Is it true that men who take fish oil supplements or eat fatty fish are more likely to develop prostate cancer?
Although a recent study found an association between consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer, there was no explanation about how this could occur. Find out more...
Heard by Ian