Psychosocial Oncology Program
Albert Einstein Cancer Center Montefiore Medical Center

MYTHS & BELIEFS

Common Myths & Beliefs about Cancer

"One can catch cancer from others"

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"Accidents or injuries cause cancer"

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"What you don't know can't hurt you"

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"An older person does not have to worry about cancer"

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"Getting cancer means you will die"

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"Surgery causes cancer to spread"

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"It's up to God's will, whether I get cancer or not"

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