Cancer myths have been circulating for years. Sometimes it is hard to know what is myth and what is fact. Many young people now use the web to find out their information and this can make matters worse as there are millions of web pages out there misinforming people about the preventions, cures and causes of cancer.
Research by the Teenage Cancer Trust showed young people worryingly believe toilet seats, being fat, kissing and a trauma to the testicles in boys can all cause cancer.
It is important as a young person to get the true facts about cancer. For information on the facts about cancer and de-bunking the myths, visit the Teenage Cancer Trust website.
Last updated November 2019.