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more cancer claimed in teens

“Teenagers are growing so fast because of better diets and a higher standard of living that their risk of cancer may be increasing, specialists said yesterday. Among young people aged 13 to 24, cancer has increased by more than a quarter in 20 years and by almost half in the past three decades.

“The disease is now the biggest natural cause of death in the age group and overall, second only to accidents....”

“ "This increasing growth rate, with an increasing number of cell divisions, means there are more chances for cancer to develop. It is the trade-off for a rising standard of living," he said.”

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