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Thu Jul 26, 11:20 AM ET

Numerous Americans believe a score of scientifically unproven claims about cancer, with some people thinking shampoo and underwire bras cause tumors.


A nationally representative telephone survey by the American Cancer Society of nearly 1,000 U.S. adults who had never been diagnosed with cancer revealed a surprising number agreed with inaccurate or unlikely statements about cancer risk and prevention statements.


Individuals with lower education levels were more likely to believe the myths. And men were more likely than women to be duped.


1. The risk of dying from cancer in the United States is increasing.
67.7 percent true (9.8% don't know) The remainder knew this was false


2. Living in a polluted city is ...........................

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20070726/sc_livescience/12commoncancermythsdebunked

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