Search Results (1092) for: cancer
Full Fact→ False claims about cancer causing chemical in sunscreen
A social media post claims that most sunscreens contain benzene, a chemical linked to cancer. It isn’t used as an ingredient, and the data on contamination doesn’t support these claims.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Say ‘AIDS-Associated Diseases And Cancers Increased 338x Since Rollout Of The COVID Vaccine’
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that AIDS-associated diseases and cancers have increased by 338 times since the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: The CDC says there are no indications that
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – No evidence of exponential increase in ‘AIDS-associated diseases and cancers’ after COVID-19 vaccine
“AIDS-associated diseases and cancers have increased by 338x since the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, according to the CDC and foreign government bodies."
Health Feedback→ Lack of clinical evidence for the claim that dog dewormer fenbendazole cures cancer
REVIEW Posts claiming that a dog deworming medicine called fenbendazole cures cancer in people have gained traction on social media. Much of this is based on the anecdotal account of an American man named Joe Tippens (see examples of Facebook posts
Health Feedback→ Flawed comparison of cancer mortality between fluoridated and non-fluoridated U.S. cities doesn’t provide sufficient evidence that fluoride causes cancer
REVIEW Scientific evidence has demonstrated that community water fluoridation is an effective means of preventing tooth decay, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hailing it as one of the greatest public health achievements. How
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Healthy Liver Does NOT Prevent ‘The Spread Of Any Cancer’
Does solely maintaining a healthy liver prevent the spread of any cancer in the human body? No, that's not true: A Harvard Cancer Center professor of medical oncology told Lead Stories that this claim is "entirely false." Also, the woman
Logically→ No evidence that garlic can kill brain cancer cells
Health Feedback→ No evidence that hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin cure cancer; cancer and multiple sclerosis aren’t caused solely by parasites, contrary to claim by orthopedic surgeon
REVIEW A Facebook video posted on 5 May 2023 claimed that parasites cause cancer and multiple sclerosis, receiving more than 130,000 views. The video is an excerpt from a 5 December 2022 episode of the podcast “After Hours with Dr. Sigoloff”, du
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Wear your sunscreen. The sun does not prevent skin cancer
“The sun prevents skin cancer.”
Logically→ There is no evidence that shilajit cures cancer
Health Feedback→ Sugar isn’t inherently cancer-causing; no evidence that removing sugar from diet cures cancer
REVIEW A popular belief about cancer is that sugar feeds cancer cells, thereby aggravating the disease, and that removing sugar from the diet will prevent or even cure cancer. Some go as far as to label sugar as the cause of cancer, like physician M
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Dog Dewormer Fenbendazole Is Not Proven To Cure Lung, Brain And Liver Cancer In Humans
Does fenbendazole cure cancer? No, that's not true: While there have been some experimental studies, it has not been approved as a cancer treatment in the United States. The claim appeared in a post republished from TikTok to Facebook on
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Soursop, Beans, Tomatoes, Onions Will NOT Cure Cancer
Is eating soursop, beans, tomatoes and onions a cure for cancer? No, that's not true: An oncologist and a dietitian told Lead Stories this combination of foods is no cure. Instead, the two experts advocated for a healthy, balanced diet to
Health Feedback→ Kaposi’s sarcoma is an opportunistic cancer that occurs in advanced AIDS patients; it’s not caused by poppers
REVIEW In 2021, an estimated 650,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses worldwide. When untreated, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infections progress to a chronic condition known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. AIDS is potentia
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence Ingesting Pavana Leaf Will Treat Cancers
Does the pavana leaf treat cancer? No, that's not true: A surgical oncologist told Lead Stories that there is no medical evidence supporting that claim. The FDA warns consumers to be wary of products that claim to treat cancer. The implie
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Substantive Evidence That Underwire Bras Cause Breast Cancer
Do bras made of unnatural fibers or those that contain underwire cause breast cancer? No, that's not true: Experts agree that there is no substantive or reliable scientific evidence that wearing underwire bras or those made of unnatural f
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Castor Oil Compresses NOT Proven To Cure Breast Cancer Or Tumors
Are castor oil compresses a proven effective treatment for tumors and breast cancer? No, that's not true: There is no scientific evidence that suggests castor oil has therapeutic benefits beyond its approved laxative properties. Claims th
Full Fact→ Eating bugs hasn’t been shown to cause cancer or lung disease
A social media post claims that eating insects causes disease. But the evidence it cites does not support this.
Full Fact→ Misleading claims about ginger and cancer
A Facebook post claiming ginger kills 91% of leukaemia cells omits some important details.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence That Shilajit Cures Cancer In Two Days
Is there evidence that shilajit, a substance originating from high mountain rocks, can cure any form of cancer in two days? No, that's not true: While some rodent studies testing the effects of shilajit along with proven cancer treatments
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Study Does NOT Find Men Should Masturbate 21 Times A Day To Reduce Risk Of Prostate Cancer
Did a study find that men should masturbate 21 times a day to "significantly" reduce the risk of prostate cancer? No, that's not true: A 2016 study that looked into the relationship between ejaculation frequency and prostate cancer made n
Full Fact→ ‘Vitamin B17’ from apricot seeds does not cure cancer
It’s been claimed on social media that amygdalin, a substance found in some nuts and seeds, kills cancer cells. The evidence for treating cancer is not there, and the substance can be harmful.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Case Study Does NOT Prove Pfizer COVID Vaccine Linked To Fivefold Increase In Cancer Biomarker
Does a medical case study prove there's a link between the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and a fivefold increase in a cancer biomarker? No, that's not true: The case report looks at one person, a 79-year-old woman with ovarian cancer. It doesn'
Health Feedback→ “Vitamin B17” is neither a vitamin nor a cancer treatment and can cause cyanide poisoning
REVIEW Social media platforms have become a major source of unproven cancer cures and alternative treatments. Some of these alleged remedies might be toxic or reduce the effectiveness of proven medical treatments. But even those that aren’t har
Logically→ Andrew Tate may have lung cancer.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: ‘Vitamin’ B17 Was NOT Banned For Its ‘Cancer-Killing Properties’ — Substance Doesn’t Have Any But Is Highly Toxic
Was "vitamin" B17 prohibited for its "cancer-killing properties"? No, that's not true: The only thing it is known for is its ability to cause cyanide poisoning, not to treat cancer. Also, what social media refers to as a "vitamin" is not
Health Feedback→ No clinical evidence supports the use of baking soda as a cancer treatment
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a chemical compound commonly used as a raising agent in baking and household cleaning. It is an alkaline substance, which means that it reduces acidity. This property has also led it to be used for medi
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Report Does NOT Prove ‘Bill Gates’ Lab-Grown Meat Causes Cancer In Humans’
Does a report assessing the safety of a plant-based meat product made by a company in which Bill Gates has invested prove that meat grown in a laboratory causes cancer in humans? No, that's not true: Since the report doesn't even consider
Full Fact→ Mouth cancer rates not increased by Covid-19 test swabs
A social media post incorrectly claims mouth cancer rates are their highest ever due to Covid-19 test swabs. Ethylene oxide on swabs is very low risk.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No proof that the dog deworming drug fenbendazole can cure human cancer
The dog dewormer fenbendazole can cure cancer in humans.
Full Fact→ Press Association corrects error in reporting on research for prostate cancer test
Reports on research for a new prostate cancer test contain errors and may not represent the true nature of the findings.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Antineoplaston Therapy Is NOT Proven To Cure Cancer
Is antineoplaston therapy developed by Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski an effective cure for cancer? No, that's not true: There is not sufficient evidence that antineoplaston therapy -- an alternative type of cancer treatment using drugs that are
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Oft-repeated claim again debunked: Experts say still no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause cancer
"Unusual cancers” are “exploding right into stage 4" and those cancer cells have “the spike protein."
Logically→ ‘TO-MOR-GONE’ is a cure for cancer that was suppressed by the American government.
This produict contains potentially harmful and corrosive ingredients and has not been shown to cure cancer.
Full Fact→ Cannabis has not been shown to definitively cure cancer
A social media post repeats the common claim that cancer cures cancer. There is not enough strong evidence to support this claim.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence That Black Seed Powder, Organic Honey And Lemon Cures Cancer
Do the ingredients black seed powder, organic honey and organic lemon cure any cancer? No, that's not true: A clinical dietician told Lead Stories that none of these foods are a cure for cancer. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spokes
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Microwave ovens aren’t causing colon cancer, despite social media claims
"Doctors say colon cancer is on the rise due to toxins absorbed while cooking food (in) the microwave.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence Drinking Coffee Causes Cancer, Experts Say
Does regularly consuming a cup of java increase the odds of developing cancer thanks to the chemical acrylamide in the brew? No, that's not true: Repeated medical studies have found no link between acrylamide and cancer, the National Canc
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence That 90-Day Diet Regimen Will Cure Cancer
Will a fast of water, coffee and tea followed by a diet of only vegetable juice and a ribeye steak cure cancer in 90 days? No, that's not true: Experts told Lead Stories that there is no scientific evidence that this specific regimen will