Based on health data of WHO (2003), cancer becomes the highest disease of casualties. A total of 7 million cancer patients died, due to a disease that was initially caused by this non-contagious disease.
The rise in the number of cancer patients makes many myths circulating related to this disease. Even the consumption of MSG is called as one of the triggers of cancer.
If viewed from the medical side, many scientific explanations that prove if MSG can not trigger cancer. Not only that, there are still many myths about cancer that often make people excited. Anything?
I provide information related to the myth of cancer that is still trusted by the community. Here is the myth of cancer that must be straightened out.
1. MSG can cause cancer
According to Prof. DR. dr. Aru Wisaksono Sudoyo, Sp. PD-KHOM as chairman of YKI, consumption of MSG has nothing to do with cancer. Excessive consumption of MSG will damage the brain tissue, not as the originator of the growth of cancer cells in the body.
Research conducted by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) showed the results that MSG proved not to cause cancer.
2. Those Who Have No Family History of Cancer Cancer Patients
Indeed, a person’s lifestyle very determines the health of the person. Even those who do not have a family history of cancer can get cancer.
Prof. Aru explained that environmental factors cause as many as 85 percents of cancer patients by carrying an unhealthy lifestyle.
3. Charcoal Sticking On Satay Causes Cancer
Chicken Satay and grilled fish proved to have no role in triggering cancer. Based on the explanation Prof. Aru, not charcoal that causes the occurrence of cancer but the meat content that can trigger cancer cells to grow.
Red meat is burned to cause the surface of charred meat can trigger cancer due to the meat content when exposed to excessive heat can cause cancer risk.
4. Antioxidants Can Prevent Cancer
Mentioned by Prof. Aru if antioxidants cannot prevent cancer directly. However, antioxidants contained in the fruit or vegetables that can counter the growth of cancer cells.
While not directly preventing, consuming healthy foods should still be done as part of healthy eating habits and to prevent cancer.
5. Cancer Cells Missing Completely with Chemotherapy
Many cancer patients depend on chemotherapy alone. And not a few of those who still have cancer cells in their bodies after chemotherapy is complete.
According to Prof. Aru, handling slow cancer can cause cancer cells that gnaw the body does not disappear completely. This is because cancer cells have already spread throughout the body so that chemotherapy alone is not able to kill all the cancer cells.
6. Biopsy Make Tumor Being Malignant
Many people who think if the lump that befalls him will turn into cancer or even become malignant. Though a benign lump will not become malignant because of the biopsy. Benign tumors will remain benign, and vice versa.
Biopsy alone is the body tissue taking for diagnostic action. If doctors already suspect the presence of cancer cells in the body of a person, then most doctors will refer patients to do a biopsy, and this is not going to make a tumor becomes more violent.
7. Cancer Treatment is more destructive than cure
Maybe for many cancer patients who think if cancer treatment will exacerbate their situation. Though treatment of cancer such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery is a serious treatment.
The side effects also felt very strong, because the treatment is created to kill cancer cells can also interfere with the function of some healthy cells.
However, the process that must be undertaken just as it is. Prof. Aru recommends cancer patients to keep following the treatment procedure to be more quickly handled.