Cancer is not contagious like the flu or a cold. You cannot catch cancer from someone who has it. So what causes cancer?
Many cancers develop because of lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption or eating too much fatty food, especially those containing animal fat.
Other cancers may be caused by environment factors such as sunlight, radiation and industrial chemicals.
By leading a healthy lifestyle and avoiding certain risk factors, you can prevent the onset of many cancers.
Even if you have cancer, treatment can be effective when cancer is detected early, and is more effective when given at an early stage. Recognising the early warning signs and going for regular check-ups can save your life.