52% OF MEN BELIEVE INCORRECT MYTHS ABOUT CAUSES OF CANCER

New research shows almost half of Irish men believe inaccurate myths around the causes of cancer.

A study carried out by UCC has found between 45 and 52 per cent think – tight underwear, carrying a mobile in your trouser pocket and extended use of laptops increases the risk of testicular cancer.

The researchers say it proves more straight forward and evidence-based information is needed about the causes of the disease.

The study was conducted with Breakthrough Cancer Research.

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