Cancer in US teens has soared since 1970s, study finds

Source: New York Post, December 2020

More teens are being diagnosed with kidney, breast, colorectal and other cancers at an alarming rate, a new study found.

In the past 50 years, cancer cases among American teenagers and young adults have escalated by 30%, according to research by Penn State College of Medicine, which includes health profiles from over half a million cancer patients aged 15 to 39, between 1973 and 2015.

Kidney cancer diagnoses tripled during that time, followed by sharp rises in thyroid and gastrointestinal cancers.