9% of those polled thought that drinking coffee could lead to the disease.
Bolton, UK (PRWEB UK) 31 December 2013
As reported by the Guardian, almost a 10th of adults mistakenly believe that coffee can cause cancer, when in fact, there is no evidence to confirm a relationship (1). New research highlights how many people consider the myth to be true, and in response, Asons Solicitors have created an Infographic to shed light on other popular fallacies.
The survey of 2,000 adults discovered that 9% of those polled thought that drinking coffee could lead to the disease, when in fact, research suggests that drinking the beverage may lower the risk of some forms of cancer (1).
Speaking on the research, Dr Rachel Thompson, head of research analysis at the World Cancer Research Fund, said:
"New evidence from our Continuous Update Project (CUP) suggests drinking coffee may decrease the risk of womb cancer, but there are still too many unanswered questions – such as how many cups we should drink, or how regularly – for us to provide any advice on coffee drinking.
"The CUP has found no consistent evidence that suggests coffee increases or decreases the risk of any other cancers but we are continually reviewing the evidence to see if this changes."
With this in mind, Asons Solicitors have researched other risk factors, which are commonly held to be true, when to date, no relationship has been scientifically verified.
One example is the widely held belief that cancer is primarily hereditary, causing emphasis placed on the importance of family history as a risk factor. However, statistics show, that only one in twenty cases can be traced back to genetics, suggesting that other risk factors should be taken just as seriously (2). Further examples can be viewed via the full infographic.
Created to identify the different myths, the infographic highlights where misconceptions may exist, advising of the measures that can be taken to lower the chance of developing cancer. Asons Solicitors believe that a clear understanding of the risk factors can help to avoid scenarios where a patient accepts a Cancer Misdiagnosis, ensuring they receive treatment promptly, improving their prognosis.
Asons Solicitors advise, that should anyone like to view or re-publish the full Infographic, they can do so via ‘Asons Infographic: Does Coffee Cause Cancer? And Other Cancer Myths’
In the event that someone has been subject to cancer misdiagnosis, they must seek legal advice as quickly as possible. Taking action can prevent the same situation from reoccurring, helping others to avoid injury in future.
Those who have suffered may be able to make a medical negligence claim for cancer misdiagnosis compensation. Asons Solicitors deal with NHS compensation claims on a regular basis, they can be contacted on: 0844 850 1062 or via their form at asons.co.uk.
(1) The Guardian, Almost a tenth of adults think coffee causes cancer, (16/12/2013) theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/16/tenth-of-adults-think-coffee-causes-cancer
(2) Cancer.org, ‘Heredity and Cancer’ cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/heredity-and-cancer
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