These Commonly-Believed Cancer Myths Are Total Lies

Myth No. 2: Trauma increases your risk of cancer

Doctor talking to a patient in an office.

Trauma won’t affect your chances of getting cancer. | Minerva Studio/iStock/Getty Images

It’s a common myth that injuries can cause cancer. Common injuries like bruising, broken bones, or other trauma-related issues have not been linked to cancer. This myth likely developed from those who have seen a health care provider for what they thought was an injury, only to uncover an existing cancer during the visit.

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