An American Cancer Society survey of 1,000 adults, as reported in Time, determined five major misconceptions about the disease.
- The risk of dying from cancer in the United States is increasing.
- Living in a polluted city is a greater risk for lung cancer than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
- Some injuries can cause cancer later in life.
- Electronic devices, like cell phones, can cause cancer in the people who use them.
- What someone does as a young adult has little effect on their chance of getting cancer later in life.