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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.

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.

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.

Some cancers develop quickly

Liver, pancreatic and lung cancer are among the cancer types that grow aggressively, and which can lead to the death of the patient, mere weeks after diagnosis.

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