More young people are being diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.

  • Researchers report that cancer diagnoses continue to rise in people in the United States between 15 and 39 years old.
  • The increase is due largely to thyroid cancer, but the rates for colorectal and other cancers are also up.
  • Experts say obesity and other lifestyle issues are major factors in the increase.
  • They add that young adults often don’t seek medical care until they have been diagnosed.

For more on this topic, see this article in Healthline.