Reality Checker

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Thanks to Cure’s 9th Annual Cancer Guide, “reality checkers” are an absolute must. I know you are asking yourself, what’s a reality checker? Right? Well, if a statement or claim seem too good to be true, it probably is.  When conducting online research, be sure to check unsubstantiated claims through reliable resources, such as those listed below.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products”

www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/treatments/symptom-management/integrative-medicine/herbs

American Society of Clinical Oncology

“Cancer Myths”

Cancer.net/sites/cancer.net/files/myths_and_facts_about_cancer_fact_sheet.pdf

National Cancer Institute-Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

“CAM Therapies: A-Z”

http://cam.cancer.gov/health_camaz.html

Quackwatch

“A Special Message for Cancer Patients Seeking ‘Alternative’ Treatments”

Quackwatch.org/00AboutQuackwatch/altseek.html

 

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