March 11, 2024
Public Health/Prevention | Tea Leaves
  • New cancer diagnoses in the U.S. are expected to top 2 million for the first time in 2024, driven in large part by an alarming increase in cancers among younger Americans, according to new American Cancer Society (ACS) data. Colon cancer is now the deadliest type of cancer in men younger than 50 years old and the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the same age group. The ACS annual cancer statistics report, released Wednesday, found the frequency of colorectal cancer has “rapidly shifted mortality patterns” in adults younger than 50 during the past two decades. (Articles hereherehere, and here)