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Cancer myths and controversies

The Canadian Cancer Society understands that Canadians are concerned about cancer, but recommends that you be cautious of any information or claims obtained from unmonitored sources, in particular the Internet. The Internet can be an empowering source of information, but a healthcare professional should be consulted before making medical decisions.



Photo of Pat Hartley It didn’t matter how much experience and knowledge I had about cancer. I was in shock.

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Help for smokers trying to quit

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It’s okay to need help to quit smoking. The Canadian Cancer Society is here to support people who are ready to quit and even those people who aren’t ready.

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