Reality Checkers

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If a statement or claim seems too good to be true, it probably is. When conducting online research, be sure to check unsubstantiated claims through reliable resources, such as those listed here.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

“About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products”

mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/about-herbs-botanicals-other-products

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

“187 Fake Cancer ‘Cures’ Consumers Should Avoid”

www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/EnforcementActivitiesbyFDA/ucm171057.htm

Quackwatch

“A Special Message for Cancer Patients Seeking ‘Alternative’ Treatments”

quackwatch.org/00AboutQuackwatch/altseek.html

American Cancer Society 

“Rumors, Myths and Truths”

cancer.org/AboutUs/HowWeHelpYou/rumors-myths-and-truths

American Society of Clinical Oncology

“Cancer Myths”

cancer.net/patient/all+about+cancer/cancer.net+feature+articles/cancer+basics/cancer+myths

Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)

“SIO Practice Guidelines”

http://www.integrativeonc.org/index.php/sio-publishes-2009-practice-guidelines

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