Home > Medical > Cancer > Multimedia > Sponsored Updated 29 August 2014 8 things that you didn't know caused cancer There are new studies everyday telling you that something or other can give you cancer. This video breaks down the myths and shows you some scary surprises. 4 Shutterstock Related Timing of first smoke affects lung cancer risk A cancer crisis and a fabulous state hospital How sitting too much can cause cancer Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Cancer is a group of diseases that can affect virtually any part of the body. Common types include lung cancer or skin cancer while some of the rarest can affect the salivary glands or testicles.The causes of cancer are widespread but, unlike many illnesses, genetics are not the main problem. Instead environmental causes account for up to 95% of cancers. The most common of these factors are obesity, tobacco, stress and infections. Read: Early warning signs of cancer Here are just some of the things that have been linked to cancer in the past few years:Not enough sunlightNot enough fibreSaltNot breastfeedingLazinessThere are however, a number of seemingly innocuous things that can sneak up behind you and pump up your cancer risk. Trying to avoid these is a smart idea if you're worried about the Big C, but just how practical is it for you?Watch the video below and see 8 of the most surprising causes of cancer.Source: BuzzfeedRead more:16 tips for avoiding cancer4 common cancer myths Are you at risk? NEXT ON HEALTH24X More evidence flu vaccine is safe during pregnancy 2019-07-12 12:00 More: MultimediaSponsored advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 4 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Diet and nutrition How to get the most out of your vitamin and mineral supplements Diet and nutrition It's cheap, and people are drinking it daily - but this doctor has sounded a warning on traditional beer Diet and nutrition WATCH: Some plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as they seem, say nutritionists Diet and nutrition 7 tips on how to eat more mindfully Parenting Newborn's gut 'microbiome' could give clues to weight later Medical How to keep your bladder happy – and prevent future incontinence Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.