Audio long read: Why are so many young people getting cancer? What the data say

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    Audio long read: Why are so many young people getting cancer? What the data say


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    Around the world, rates of cancers that typically affect older adults are increasing in those under 50 years old. Models based on global data predict that the number of early-onset cancer cases like these will increase by around 30% between 2019 and 2030.

    The most likely contributors — such as rising rates of obesity and early-cancer screening — do not fully account for the increase. To try and understand the reasons behind this trend, many researchers are searching for answers buried in studies that tracked the lives and health of children born half a century ago.

    This is an audio version of our Feature Why are so many young people getting cancer? What the data say

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