UAE: More people in 30s, 40s are getting cancer; doctor explains why

People in their 30s and 40s – the ones who seem too young and healthy – are now being diagnosed with cancer, a disease that is often associated with age.

This observation again came into light as the 42-year-old Kate, Princess of Wales, said she has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, following her hospitalisation in January for an unspecified abdominal surgery.

One of the most common risk factors for cancer is age — with the average age of diagnosis at 68 years old. Recent studies, however, have revealed a dramatic increase in cancer among adults younger than 50.

Source:  Zawya