Cancer Rates In Young People

Explaining the recent news about more cancer in people under 50

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd
4 min readAug 17, 2023

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Pictured: Cancer. Specifically, according to the source, colorectal cancer cells. Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

This week, there have been a swathe of scary new headlines about cancer in young people. If you’ve been paying attention to the news, rates of cancer in people under the age of 50 have been skyrocketing over the last decade, a trend that is as mysterious as it is scary.

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