The trouble with the NET is that it can spread ……. false hope

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Certain popular ideas about how cancer starts and spreads – though scientifically wrong, can seem to make sense, especially when those ideas are rooted in old theories. To a certain extent, it can be the case with treatment too. But wrong ideas about cancer and how to treat it can lead to needless worry and even hinder good prevention and treatment decisions.  Even food and nutritional supplements fall into this area.  I see these things frequently in my own community, I don’t like and I try my hardest to avoid these myths appearing in my patient group and on my public pages.  Annoyingly, some of it comes from unsuspecting patients who are simply sharing it from another place.  People need to think carefully before sharing this sort of thing.  It’s the quickest way to get banned from all of my sites. 

I have attached my “The Trouble with the NET” series of posts below.  All info sourced from reputable cancer sources.  Would you like me to add something?  Just let me know. 

Hope is great, false hope is not.

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“Certain popular ideas about how cancer starts and spreads – though scientifically wrong, can seem to make sense, especially when those ideas are rooted in old theories. To a certain extent, it can be the case with treatment too. But wrong ideas about cancer can lead to needless worry and even hinder good prevention and treatment decisions”

Part 1 – Cancer Myths click here

“Those selling and promoting alternative treatments rarely discuss the risks, especially the biggest risk of all – missing that small window of opportunity to hit a cancer with the best conventional (and proven) treatment possible”

Part 2 – Alternative Therapy risks click here

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“But it works… a friend of a friend put it on Facebook”

Part 3 – Miracle Curesclick here

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“Hope is great, false hope is not”

Part 4 – Cancer Kills but so can Fake Cures – click here

“There are numerous (alleged) ‘anti-cancer’ diets and foods in the media and on the internet but some of the most common ones are highlighted in this blog. “

Part 5 – Cancer Food Myths – click here

Hope is great, false hope is not.

This sort of problem also exists within the NET world – read more on common myths here.

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One thought on “The trouble with the NET is that it can spread ……. false hope

  • W. Charles Morgan

    The Internet can be useful for NET patients but need to be used with great caution. As a retired auditor I’m lucky to have healthy scepticism which is so important if you are going to help yourself researching your NET on the internet. A good start is here with Ronny. Thanks

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