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Debunking cancer myths: Myth Number 9

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The myth: Good people don’t get cancer.

In ancient times illness was often viewed as punishment for bad actions or thoughts. In some cultures that view is still held. If this were true, though, how would you explain the 6-month-old or the newborn who gets cancer? These little ones haven’t been bad. There’s absolutely no evidence that you get cancer because you deserve it.Watch out for Myth Number 10 same place, same time next week!(Source: Mayoclinic: Cancer Specialist Dr Timothy Moynihan: 3rd June 2003)

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Posted On: 16 June, 2003
Modified On: 3 December, 2013

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