• Question: What's been the main cause of cancer in this country?

    Asked by ellascientist to Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete on 27 Apr 2012.
    • Photo: Pete Etchells

      Pete Etchells answered on 27 Apr 2012:

      I suspect that it is smoking. Smoking can obviously cause lung cancer, but it can cause other types of cancer too.

    • Photo: Faye Didymus

      Faye Didymus answered on 15 May 2012:

      I’m not sure about the main cause of cancer but the most common types of cancer (up until 2008) were breast cancer in females and prostate cancer in males. Interestingly though, there’s quite a good survival rate for both of those types of cancer…especially if they’re caught early 🙂