Cancer in young people is rising and 2023 saw a plan to figure out why

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Changing diets may be one explanation for a rise in early-onset cancer

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Researchers called this year for an urgent need to understand the rising rates of cancer in people under the age of 50, saying we must finally get to grips with this growing problem.

Over the past few decades, the number of diagnoses for those early-onset cases – so-called because most tumours are diagnosed in people over 50 – has been rising in multiple cancer types, including those of the breast and prostate.

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