Young People Are Dying from Cancer at Alarming Rates

In the United States and across the western world, it is common for individuals to become hyper focused on their profession, additional duties in life, or other responsibilities and in the process neglect their personal health. In America, this is particularly true in many densely populated, urbanized regions of the nation in which the average pace of everyday life is significantly faster than in more isolated, rural communities. The positive in this statement is that the best and finest options for medical care are often located in major cities. Americans from all walks of life are fortunate to live in a country in which medicine and medical technology is at a level of advancement never before witnessed in human history. Indeed, while there remain significant problems in association with medical accessibility in terms of the cost of healthcare insurance and prescription drugs, there has never been a better time to be alive and in need of medical attention.

Despite these advances in modern medicine, the average nutrition and food diet of people across the union is poor at best. Even in a nation in which food is present in an abundance, since the 1950s and the rise of fast, processed and fried foods health issues such as obesity and heart disease have become more prevalent in American society. One alarming statistic on the international level is the rise in cancer cases among “young” individuals. In a recent study, the number of people under fifty years old globally found afflicted with cancer has risen an astounding 80% in thirty years. In the study that is the biggest ever conducted in terms of cancer diagnosis and demographics, worldwide cancer deaths of adults in their 40s or younger grew by 27%. Over one million people under fifty years old die from cancer each year.

Overall, newly discovered cancer cases in individuals under fifty years of age increased by 79% globally over thirty years.