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Published on December 4, 2020

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Cancers in U.S. Teens, Young Adults Have Risen by 30% Since 1970s: Study

Cancers in U.S. Teens, Young Adults Have Risen by 30% Since 1970s: Study

THURSDAY, December 3, 2020 (U.S. News & World Report)—Cancer cases among U.S. teens and young adults have shot up 30% since the 1970s, new research reveals.

Kidney cancer has risen at the greatest rate, increasing more than threefold among young men and women, according to the researchers. Breast cancers were the most common cancers among women and testicular cancer was the most common among men.

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