Articles tagged with: Cancer


Daily Mail article misleads with clickbait headline claiming cowpox-derived virus will “kill every type of cancer”

in Daily Mail, by Zoe Zaczek

— 20 Nov 2019

"This article substantially overhypes early pre-clinical work with a viral therapy that has not yet been tested in even the earliest stages of human clinical trials. The headline i..

Viral news article misinterprets classification of processed meat as carcinogenic in claiming it is “as harmful as cigarettes”

in Truth Reporter, by vinit

— 05 Dec 2018

"The classification of processed meat as “Group 1” – carcinogenic to humans means that the evidence is as strong as for other risk factors included in the Group 1 category, i..


Claim that a mouse study shows COVID-19 vaccine causes “turbo cancer” distorts study findings

“New Study Links Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine to ‘Turbo Cancer’”

SOURCE: Jonas Vesterberg, The Florida Standard

Published: 20 Jul 2023


Lab-grown meat isn’t made of cancerous cells

Cultivated meat is produced using “cancerous and pre-cancerous cells”

SOURCE: TikTok user, TikTok

Published: 15 Jul 2023


Breast cancer cases haven’t doubled in U.S. women under 45, despite social media claims

“There is a huge boom in cancer, especially in female breast cancer in the younger ages of 45 and below.”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 23 Jun 2023


Lack of clinical evidence for the claim that dog dewormer fenbendazole cures cancer

Fenbendazole cures cancer

SOURCE: Joe Tippens, Facebook

Published: 24 May 2023


Flawed comparison of cancer mortality between fluoridated and non-fluoridated U.S. cities doesn’t provide sufficient evidence that fluoride causes cancer

Rise in cancer after water fluoridation was introduced shows fluoride causes cancer; “Fluoride amounts to public murder on a grand scale”

SOURCE: Dean Burk, Facebook, YouTube

Published: 22 May 2023


No evidence that hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin cure cancer; cancer and multiple sclerosis aren’t caused solely by parasites, contrary to claim by orthopedic surgeon

Cancer and multiple sclerosis are caused by parasites; hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin can cure cancer

SOURCE: Lee Merritt, After Hours with Dr. Sigoloff

Published: 12 May 2023


Sugar isn’t inherently cancer-causing; no evidence that removing sugar from diet cures cancer

Sugar causes cancer; eliminating sugar from the diet can cure cancer

SOURCE: Mark Hyman, Barbara O'Neill, The School of Greatness

Published: 05 May 2023


Kaposi’s sarcoma is an opportunistic cancer that occurs in advanced AIDS patients; it’s not caused by poppers

Poppers are the cause of Kaposi’s sarcoma

SOURCE: Robert Willner, Facebook

Published: 07 Apr 2023


“Vitamin B17” is neither a vitamin nor a cancer treatment and can cause cyanide poisoning

Vitamin B17 “was banned by the US because of its cancer-killing properties”

SOURCE: Facebook user, Facebook

Published: 10 Mar 2023


No clinical evidence supports the use of baking soda as a cancer treatment

Cancer can be treated with baking soda

SOURCE: Anya Vien, Living Traditionally

Published: 03 Mar 2023



Can mistletoe cure cancer?

— 16 May 2023

Introduction Cancer is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. In 2020, an estimated 19.3 million new cancers were diagnosed and about 10 million people died from the disease[1]. B...

Do radio waves from mobile devices cause cancer? A look at the evidence

— 08 Apr 2019

Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives, and most people would not consider even leaving the house without one. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has est...

Here is who repeated an unsupported claim about “a complete cure for cancer in a year”, misleading millions on social media

— 15 Feb 2019

Another purported cure-all for cancer A claim that the “first complete cure for cancer” had been discovered by an Israeli startup made waves on the Internet recently. This clai...