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Bogus Info on Cancer Common Online, and It Can Harm
15/08/2021 01:48 PM | Click to read full article
Don't believe everything you read on social media about cancer and cancer treatment. A new study finds that one-third of the most popular articles on social media about treatment for common cancers contains misinformation -- and most of it can be downright dangerous.
"The worst-case scenario is when it leads to a person declining proven cancer treatments in favor of a treatment that has not been shown to effectively treat cancer," said study author Dr. Skyler Johnson. "These inherent dangers compromise our ability as oncologists to cure cancer, improve survival, or at the least extend and improve quality of life."