Updated: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:30:00 GMT | By Sarah Hecks
Cancer myths: debunked

Fact or ficton?

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World Cancer Day is on 4 February 2013 and this year will focus on damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer, under the tagline “Cancer - Did you know?” World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease, so with an ever-growing list of alarmist headlines, we asked some of the world’s leading cancer experts to separate the real dangers from the scare stories.