Articles tagged with: Cancer

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Daily Mail article misleads with clickbait headline claiming cowpox-derived virus will “kill every type of cancer”

in Daily Mail, by Zoe Zaczek

— 20 Nov 2019

"This article substantially overhypes early pre-clinical work with a viral therapy that has not yet been tested in even the earliest stages of human clinical trials. The headline i..

Viral news article misinterprets classification of processed meat as carcinogenic in claiming it is “as harmful as cigarettes”

in Truth Reporter, by vinit

— 05 Dec 2018

"The classification of processed meat as “Group 1” – carcinogenic to humans means that the evidence is as strong as for other risk factors included in the Group 1 category, i..

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No clinical evidence supports using cannabis to treat cancer or other conditions, although specific chemicals found in cannabis can be medically useful

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Cannabis can treat cancer, PTSD, seizures, anxiety, glaucoma, and depression

SOURCE: Drug Possession Laws, Facebook

Published: 09 Sep 2022

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Cancer is caused by mutations, not the body’s acidity; eating alkaline foods can’t alter the body’s pH to prevent or treat cancer

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Cancer occurs when “your body is full of acidity”; alkalizing your body prevents cancer

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 13 Aug 2022

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No scientific data support the existence of orgone and its ability to cure cancer

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“Wilhelm Reich invented a way to cure cancer”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 27 May 2022

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Insufficient clinical evidence demonstrating that turmeric cures or prevents cancer

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“turmeric prevents cancer”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Natural Solutions Magazine

Published: 20 Apr 2022

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Current evidence doesn’t indicate that sunscreen ingredients increase the risk of cancer; it shows that unprotected sun exposure does

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“Sunscreens cause cancer, not the sun”; sunscreen and sunless tanning products contain cancer-causing ingredients

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Instagram

Published: 09 Apr 2022

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Lack of oxygen isn’t the root cause of cancer; no scientific evidence for claims that oxygen or ozone therapy cures cancer

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“Oxygen kills cancer”; Otto Warburg won two Nobel Prizes for proving lack of oxygen is the cause of cancer

SOURCE: Robert Barefoot, Kevin Trudeau, TikTok, Facebook

Published: 29 Mar 2022

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No scientific evidence for claim by pathologist Ryan Cole that COVID-19 vaccines weaken the immune system

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COVID-19 vaccines weaken the immune system; “Idaho doctor reports a ‘20 times increase’ of cancer in vaccinated patients”

SOURCE: Ryan Cole, LifeSiteNews, Capitol Clarity

Published: 27 Sep 2021

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Pregnancy tests don’t provide a conclusive diagnosis for testicular cancer; not all testicular cancers produce the hormone detected by pregnancy tests

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For men, a positive pregnancy test equals testicular cancer

SOURCE: Anonymous, The Adley Show

Published: 22 Sep 2021

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Excess mucus is a common symptom rather than cause of disease; soursop is not a cancer treatment

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“Mucus is the cause of all diseases”; “Soursop [is] 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy for cancer”

SOURCE: Facebook User, Facebook

Published: 02 Sep 2021

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Cancer and heart disease remain the two leading causes of death in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic

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“No one has died of cancer or heart disease since the COVID-19 thing started”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 30 Aug 2021

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Do radio waves from mobile devices cause cancer? A look at the evidence

— 08 Apr 2019

Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives, and most people would not consider even leaving the house without one. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has est...

Here is who repeated an unsupported claim about “a complete cure for cancer in a year”, misleading millions on social media

— 15 Feb 2019

Another purported cure-all for cancer A claim that the “first complete cure for cancer” had been discovered by an Israeli startup made waves on the Internet recently. This clai...