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4 cancer myths debunked

In an age of information abundance, myths about cancer abound. On World Cancer Day, we dispel four common misconceptions about the disease.

4 common myths about cancer

For World Cancer Day 2013 the Union for International Cancer Control focused on dispelling four of the most common myths about cancer. We take a closer look.

10 quick facts on lymphoma

Worldwide, approximately one million people live with lymphoma. At the same time, less than 50% of the population know about this potentially life-threatening disease.

40% will get cancer

According to statistics released in 2006 by the US National Cancer Institute, a person has a 41.28% chance of getting cancer in his or her lifetime.

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