Why are young people falling victim to early-onset cancer?

Cancer cases are growing in people under 50

Stars Insider

06/05/24 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Diseases

When Catherine, Princess of Wales revealed her cancer diagnosis, few oncologists were surprised. The princess, who is 42 years old, is one of the victims of what's known as early-onset cancer. In other words, cancer that appears in anybody under the age of 50. And Kate is not alone. A recent study published in the journal BMJ Oncology has identified an alarming global trend in cancer cases in young people. And the truly worrying aspect about this study is that experts have yet to discover a definitive reason why. So, what's going on, and how worried should we be?

Click through and find out if you or a loved one are at risk of early-onset cancer.

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