Brazilian Study Points to an Increase in Cancer in 20 to 49 Year-olds

"Cancers related to lifestyle were those that increased in prevalence and mortality. We are assuming that alcohol, tobacco, a poor diet and lack of exercise may be reflected in the increased prevalence," said Merula Steagall.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The increase of cancer cases in the population age 20 to 49, from 1997 to 2016, drew the attention of specialists. In this period, the incidence per year of thyroid gland cancer registered an increase of 8.8 percent, 5.2 percent of prostate cancer, and 3.4 percent of colon and rectum cancer.

The data are part of a study carried out by the Oncology Observatory, the theme of which was cancer before the age of 50: "How data can help in prevention policies".

The work was introduced on Wednesday, July 17th, during the Big . . .

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