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“Today, it is not only youth who are at risk for smoking initiation. We will need to carefully consider young adults as well.”
Despite progress, adolescents and young adults face substantial cancer disparities by race/ethnicity.
These survivors are more likely to develop high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disorder and other chronic conditions.
Participants also reported improvements in quality of life
Breast and cervical cancer in women and lung cancer in men are exceptions.
Well into adulthood, those who beat cancer diagnosed between ages 15 and 20 still have a higher risk of death than their peers.
A study in Kentucky laid the groundwork to combat the state’s high cancer rate.
Cancer survivors also had more than double the risk for several other negative health conditions.
The vaccine is safe and effective against cancer-causing strains of HPV, and yet anti-vaccination misinformation campaigns have taken hold.
Sitting for long periods is associated with an increased risk of multiple diseases, including certain cancers, and a higher chance of death.
Experts say the regimen will become the standard of care for people up to age 40 who are newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Incidence is increasing for six of 12 obesity-related cancers, including colorectal, kidney and pancreatic.
Adolescents who first used e-cigarettes were four times more likely to begin smoking traditional cigarettes.
In the United States, HPV still causes nearly 34,000 cases of cancer each year.
The findings also help explain why a class of targeted drugs appear not to be effective for this rare cancer in adolescents and young adults
Scientists plan to develop interventions that use social networks to improve the health outcomes of cancer survivors.
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