Study shows cancer rise in adults under 50

BOSTON (ADAMS) – A new study shows a rise in cancers in adults younger than age 50.

Researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston say there’s been a dramatic rise in breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, liver and pancreas cancers since the 1990s.

The study found the rising incidence of early-onset cancers can be partially attributed to early screenings for cancer, though early life exposures such as people’s diet, weight, lifestyle and environment may be a contributing factors.

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