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How Cancer Occurs More Frequently in Gen X than their Parent’s Generation

Gen X

According to a recent study, the generation that has been forgotten is receiving more cancer diagnoses than their parents and grandparents. Gen Xers have even more bad news: according to a recent study, they are receiving more cancer diagnoses than their parents’ and grandparents’ generations combined in America.

The researchers said on Monday, “Our results speak to the rate of incidence per 100,000 people.”

Our data and estimates show that Gen X is more likely than their parents to be affected by cancer. When it comes to the cumulative incidence of leading cancers, they are surpassing both the Baby Boomer and Silent Generation cohorts.

The number of newly diagnosed cancer cases among Baby Boomers (1946–1964), Gen X (born between 1965 and 1980), and the Silent Generation (1928–1945) was examined by the researchers.

The research, which was carried out by biostatisticians at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute, was released on Monday. The authors of the study noted in their findings, “We were surprised by the significant increases we found in Generation X compared to both the Baby Boomers and their proxy parents.”

Public health campaigns have resulted in “substantial declines” in smoking, according to the researchers, and screening tests can detect breast, colon, rectum, cervical, and uterine cancers early.The researchers said, “However, other suspected carcinogenic exposures are increasing.”

According to them, there’s a good chance that some of the rise can be linked to the growing prevalence of obesity and sedentary lifestyles. They also admitted that advancements in medical imaging and modifications to cancer registry regulations may have led to an increase in the number of cancer cases reported in recent years.

They demand greater investigation into the modern causes of cancer. Researchers found that while there have been decreases in lung and cervical cancers among Gen X women, there have also been “significant increases” in thyroid, kidney, rectal, endometrial, colon, pancreatic, and ovarian cancers, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and leukemia in their study of 3.8 million cancer patients. Thyroid, kidney, rectal, colon, and prostate cancers as well as leukemia have increased among Gen X men, offsetting decreases in non-Hodgkin lymphoma and malignancies of the lung, liver, and gallbladder.

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