Home > Medical > Cancer > Triggers and prevention Triggers and prevention All sections in Cancer » About Cancer » Campaigning for Cancer » Cancer and your Diet » Cancer in Children » Cancer Treatment » Facts and Figures » Leukaemia » Living with Cancer » Multimedia » Cancer News » Real-life Story » Triggers and Prevention » What to read Most cancers can be prevented Most cancers are related to diet and lifestyle and about 80% of cancer cases can be prevented, according to Dr Albrecht, cancer specialist and research coordinator 6 hidden causes of cancer Here's a roundup of six of the less well-known suspected causes of cancer in your everyday life. Colorectal cancer: ignoring a gut feeling? Colorectal cancer (colon cancer) is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer across all cancer types in men and women worldwide, killing around 700 000 people each year. Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Cancer in 3D 8 things that you didn't know caused cancer 16 tips on avoiding cancer Everyone wants to avoid cancer. Here are some practical tips on everyday things you can do from one of South Africa's top cancer researchers. Early lymphoma diagnosis critical One million people worldwide live with lymphoma, yet most South Africans know very little about this type of cancer. Lymphoma Awareness Day is the ideal time to get informed. What is Bisphenol A (BPA)? The Cancer Association of South Africa has compiled a fact sheet explaining why we should be worried about Bisphenol A (BPA). 16 ways to avoid cancer Here are 16 simple, everyday things you can do to avoid cancer. You want to read this. Non-smokers can also get lung cancer Although smoking is one of the major causes of lung cancer, non-smokers are often diagnosed with the disease as well. Beware of BPA in baby bottles The danger of BPA in baby bottles has been highlighted again by the Cancer Association of South Africa. They are renewing their call for a national ban. Cancer risks: truth and myth From Facebook and power lines to deodorants and pesticides, the world is allegedly teeming with cancer-causing agents. Which are real and which are urban legend? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Occlusal disease, a modern day dental problem Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.