I finished the story of other Beverly's battle with breast cancer. This is the paragraph at the end of her entry.
"Beverly looks forward to finishing with tamoxifen in the coming year. She recently completed chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer and has resumed her active lifestyle. Her tremendous inner strength helps her maintain a positive outlook."
There are a few myths that I found particularly interesting. One in particular reminded me of something I often heard while growing up (when the adults didn't realize I was listening, of course).
#14 from 16 Common Myths states "If cancer is exposed to air during surgery, it will spread." I've never believed this, but as a child I do remember my grandparents believed this. I don't know where they got the idea, but they were convinced that surgery often caused things to spread or get worse.
Rather than list all the myths with all the truths here, I'm going to encourage you to check out the two links listed above and/or talk to your doctor. I'm not a doctor, I'm just a librarian. I'm also going to encourage you to not sit on your questions. Information is power. Librarians, soldiers and doctors will all agree on that.