We’ve all heard the claims about new treatments, uncontrolled carcinogens, diets that fight cancer and so on. It’s hard to decide if the stories in the media are accurate.

It is important to analyze what you read in the paper, see on television, hear on the radio or find on the Internet. This link from the National Cancer Insitute offers a list of questions to help you analyze the information and determine whether it is likely to be accurate. (http://understandingrisk.cancer.gov/media/tool_02-01.cfm)

How much attention do you pay to media stories about cancer? Do breaking stories about research developments, new risk factors, foods that fight cancer etc. send you into a tailspin? Do you ignore it all?

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