10 Correctly Known to Cancer

A cancer knife or biopsy can cause cancer to spread to the body.

False. Proper surgery and biopsy do not cause cancer to spread or grow. Biopsy is the only way for a person to be diagnosed with definitive cancer.

Sugar should nourish cancer, cut sugar completely in the diet.

False. All cells in our body, including cancer cells, use sugar for energy. Although cancer cells consume more sugar than normal cells, no study has shown that eating sugar makes cancer worse or that eating sugar does not reduce or destroy cancer. This should not mean that it is appropriate to have a diet that contains too much sugar. A diet with excessive sugar can lead to excessive weight gain, leading to obesity, and obesity is known to increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Foods that contain reasonable amounts of sugar and do not cause weight gain do not increase the risk of cancer. Some patients who try to be over-controlled and do not consume many foods with carcinogens may not be able to continue their treatment due to decreased nutritional deficiency and resistance.

Sweeteners make cancer.

False. None of the sweeteners studies showed that sweeteners had cancer in humans.

The cancer patient’s attitude towards cancer (morale) affects the recovery from cancer.

False. To date, no scientific data have shown that a person’s attitude to cancer changes the likelihood of cancer development or cancer-related death. It is normal to be upset, angry, sometimes feel rancid or overly optimistic after having a diagnosis of cancer. Patients with higher morale do not keep themselves away from social relationships, remain active and have better quality of life. The treatment process of patients with positive attitudes towards the disease is better. However, the lack of morale does not indicate that cancer treatment will be less effective and does not affect the success of cancer treatment. The patient’s extreme attitudes towards cancer (morale) may cause the patient to feel unnecessarily guilty if the treatment does not yield good results.

Herbal treatments, which are being sold as alternative or supportive treatments, improve cancer.

False. Although some herbal remedies available as alternative or supportive treatments may be useful in some side effects related to chemotherapy or radiotherapy, there is no scientific data indicating that these drugs treat cancer. Herbal medicines, already understood to be effective in the treatment of cancer, are now standard treatments and are not called alternative or supportive treatments. It should be kept in mind that some of the chemotherapy drugs are derived from plants. Patients who want to use herbal products or vitamins should talk to their doctors because these products can reduce the effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy on cancer cells.

Acidic diets make cancer, so alkaline foods and sodium bicarbonate should make the body alkaline.

False. Our body acid-alkaline balance is very well controlled. Otherwise it is incompatible with life. It is not possible for a person with normal functioning lungs and kidneys to alkalize his body with the food they eat. If an excess alkali diet is taken, it is excreted from the urine and the urine becomes alkaline. Although too acidic diet is made, the urine becomes acidic because it will be excreted from the urine. In this way, the body’s acid and alkali balance is maintained. It is true that the tumor cannot live in an alkaline environment, but this also applies to all cells in our body. Do not drink sodium bicarbonate to make the body alkaline.

Cancer kills more than cure treatments.

False. It is a fact that cancer treatments (chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery) have uncomfortable side effects. However, as stated on some websites, er cancer treatment is effective only in 3% of patients er is incorrect. The number of patients benefiting from cancer treatment is increasing day by day in the light of new developments. While the pıi of patients diagnosed with testicular cancer improved in the 1970s, the rate of recovery is now