Cancer Myths

This week on Cancer Covered:

  • Differentiating between evidence-based research and myths
  • Debunking common myths around cancer and cancer care
  • Where we believe these myths began
  • How oncologists decide when it’s appropriate to remove cancerous tumors surgically
  • Addressing ‘accurate adjacent’ myths around cancer
  • The dangers of changing the human body’s pH levels to try to cure a cancer diagnosis
  • The true relationship between cancer and sugar
  • The impact of a positive mindset and emotional resilience
  • The challenge of measuring stress and its impact on cancer care

Edgard joins us today to help debunk some of the common myths around cancer and cancer treatments. We discuss what we believe is a leading driver in cancer myths and misinformation, some of the most common myths we’ve addressed with our patients, and speculate on how some of these myths began. We discuss why sometimes surgically removing cancer cells is appropriate and while other times it may do more harm than good. We discuss some of the common ‘accurate adjacent’ myths around cancer, why we consider them as accurate adjacent, and the underlying truths associated with these myths. We also discuss why a balanced diet, healthy lifestyle, and exercise are important during cancer treatments and how stress, anxiety, and a positive mindset impact the cancer journey.

With a deep passion for learning and his personal experience with caring for his parents through their cancer journey, Dr. Edgard Badine is committed to helping his patients through their cancer journey using the best available therapies and treatments with the same level of kindness and compassion he shares with his own family. Born in Lebanon, Edgard graduated medical school at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2000, he moved to the United States and completed his internal medicine residency and medical oncology and hematology fellowship at Staten Island University Hospital. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration in General Business with an emphasis on Healthcare from Texas Tech University. Currently residing in Northeast Wisconsin, he works as a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at Green Bay Oncology. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and being outdoors with his children.

“It’s more complex than just one pathway. If we knew it was just one pathway, we probably would have eradicated cancer completely.”
– Dr. Edgard Badine

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