WSJ’s article states that “Researchers are trying to figure out what is making more young adults sick, and how to identify those at high risk” with its headline “Cancer Is Striking More Young People, and Doctors Are Alarmed and Baffled.”

The article tells the story of Meilin Keen, a twenty-seven-year old who was studying for the bar exam and preparing to move to New York last June when she started throwing up blood. She was told a few days later that she has gastric cancer. She thus had to postpone her bar exam while brain fog from chemotherapy made it hard to do her legal work. In December, surgeons removed her stomach which is making Keen coming to terms with her diet, and anything else, which includes her dating life.

The article adds that “cancer is hitting more young people in the U.S. and around the world, baffling doctors. Diagnosis rates in the U.S. rose in 2019 to 17.8 cases per 100,000 people under 50 up 12.8% from 95.6 in 2000, federal data show. A study in BMJ Oncology last year reported that a sharp, global rise in cancers in people under 50, with the highest rates in North America, Australia, and Western Europe. Doctors are racing to figure out what is making them sick and how to identify young people who are at high risk.”

The article states that doctors are blaming the changes the way in we live, less physical activity, ultra-processed food and other new toxins have raised the risk for younger gnerations.

While doctors continued to be baffled, we are not baffled. And while they are trying to figure it out, maybe you should take another COVID-19 booster shot.

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