Why More People Under Age 40 Are being Diagnosed By Cancer

Researchers report that cancer diagnoses continue to rise in people in the United States between 15 and 39 years old.

 The increase is due largely to thyroid cancer, but the rates for colorectal and other cancers are also up. Experts say obesity and other lifestyle issues are major factors in the increase. They add that young adults often don’t seek medical care until they have been diagnosed. Research into teen and young adult cancers has resulted in new, effective treatments for this age group over the past decade. researchers analyzed cancer incidence and mortality for adolescents and young adults (AYA) in the United States by age group, sex, and race/ethnicity from 2007 to 2016.
The researchers reported that multiple types of cancer, including kidney, thyroid, uterine, and colorectal, are still increasing in this age group

Release date : 2022/05/26
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