Can you guess all the causes of cancer? Well, let this quiz decide that for you

Published on:4 February 2020, 20:00pm IST

On this World Cancer Day, let’s pledge not to ignore anything that can cause cancer.

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Awareness is the first step to prevention. Image courtesy; Shutterstock

Cancer has no boundaries and that’s why a rise in its incidences is raising eyebrows the world over. Such is the gravity of this disease, that each year we commemorate World Cancer Day on the 4th of February to create awareness. 

About 9.6 million people die each year from cancer. This number surpasses the number of people who die from HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB combined. And if the World Health Organisation is to be believed, then one out of 15 Indians are likely to succumb to it.

Also, read: World Cancer Day 2020: 5 myths about breast cancer that you must stop believing this instant

But can cancer be prevented?
Yes, it can! Dr Sandeep Batra, associate director of medical oncology at Max Healthcare, Delhi says that, “A person can narrow down the chances of cancer by 60% if they cut just two things from their lifestyle–smoking and alcohol.” 

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Yes, alcohol and tobacco are the biggest culprits when it comes to cancer. But they are not the only ones. Can you guess the others?


Guess which of these viruses can cause cancer?


Which of these processed foods can trigger cancerous cells?


Which mode of cooking can increase the risk of cancer?


Is weight on your face a cause?


Which of the following is likely to lead to cancer?


Can bacteria cause cancer?


Can using your phone too much cause cancer too?


Beauty products can cause cancer as well!