The devastating plague of cancer has touched the life of each Canadian in a variety of ways. According to the Canadian Cancer Society an estimated 186,400 new cases of cancer (excluding about 81,300 non-melanoma skin cancers) and 75,700 deaths will occur in Canada in 2012. In 2007, cancer surpassed cardiovascular disease (heart and cerebrovascular) as the leading cause of death in Canada. On average, 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day. The alarming reality is that many families and friends are faced with this difficult situation. Here are 10 myths you may not have known about cancer.