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Parents, grandparents, acquaintances of millennials...

 
 
Lash
 
Reply Sun 19 Jan, 2020 08:59 am
Surprising trends in healthcare issues are striking kids in their 30s. A close family member in that age range called this morning to tell me that TWO of her good friends were diagnosed with cancer in the last month. One seems a bit scarier than the other.

They are 32 and 34.

Please advise your young ones to get screened. Many of them aren't insured and afraid of costs. Please help them locate free services for screening.

This article focuses oon 'obesity-related cancers, but neither of these girls are overweight...

https://www.livescience.com/64668-obesity-cancer-young-adults.html
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jan, 2020 09:21 am
@Lash,
Not "only" the elderly get cancer. The disease rate among younger people, especially women, is increasing and one third of those affected do not survive the cancer.

A few years ago, there was a study investigating the incidence of cancer among young adults

Cancer incidence and mortality among young adults aged 20–39 years worldwide in 2012: a population-based study
Lash
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jan, 2020 09:24 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Thank you. It's frightening to see so man diagnoses among the younger population.
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hightor
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jan, 2020 11:47 am
Not exactly a "disease" but another problem afflicting young people — and rural communities:
Who Killed the Knapp Family?
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