Cancer care

Fact checks about cancer risks, treatments and cures

29 July 2021

Daily cancer deaths not higher than those from Covid during last 40 days

Communications consultant James Melville compares Covid-19 and cancer deaths but his figures aren’t correct.

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Daily cancer deaths not higher than those from Covid during last 40 days
21 May 2021

Dandelion root is not a proven cancer cure

It has been shown to have some effect in lab studies, and in mice, but evidence in humans is lacking.

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Dandelion root is not a proven cancer cure
20 February 2020

Women who have had 10 or more sexual partners do not double their risk of getting cancer

It’s been reported that having 10 or more sexual partners increases women’s cancer risk by 91%, and 69% for men.

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Women who have had 10 or more sexual partners do not double their risk of getting cancer
18 July 2017

Could leaving the European nuclear club put cancer patients at risk?

We don't fully know how leaving Euratom - the European common market in nuclear materials - will affect our access to them.

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Could leaving the European nuclear club put cancer patients at risk?

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