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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.



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