Alarming New Study On Cancer Rates Among Younger Adults

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:25 PM

An alarming new study released by the American Cancer Society has discovered a sharp rise in the rates of colon cancer and rectal cancer among young adults.

Those people born in 1990 have double the risk of contracting colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to people born around 1950.

The rates of rectal cancer have been increasing by about 3% a yearin adults aged 20 to 29 from 1974 to 2013 and in adults between the ages of 30 and 39 from 1980 to 2013.

 For adults between the ages of 20 to 39, colon cancer rates increased by 1% to 2% a year through 2013.