Does Bacon Cause Cancer / The Truth About Processed Meats. Today we discuss the health risks with bacon and processed meats. We discuss the rise of bacon popularity and a report that stated processed meats cause cancer. The link between bacon and cancer risk stems from this report since bacon is the most popular processed meat. I feel that consumers should know the truth about bacon and all processed meats. When purchasing bacon or processed meats, people need to be aware that eating bacon and processed meats does come with some risks and health concerns. I feel people need to be aware of the health risks involved. Will we ever see a warning label on bacon? I'm not sure, but in this video, we discuss why it should.