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21 Jan 2024

Cancer Rates Are Rising Among Young People Globally

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The U.S. [has seen a 12.8% increase](https://www.wsj.com/health/healthcare/cancer-young-people-doctors-baffled-49c766ed) in cancer diagnosis rates for people under 50 since 2000. A BMJ Oncology study noted this concerning trend of climbing cancer rates among the younger population in regions including North America, Western Europe, and Australia. Doctors hypothesize that lifestyle factors such as reduced physical activity, new toxins and increased consumption of ultra-processed foods may be contributing to the rise.