Teenage and Young Adults

May 22, 2023

There are around 3,755 young people diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK. While this is a much lower incidents than older Adults, the statistics still make sober reading:

  • Since the early 1990s, incidence rates for cancers in young people have increased by more than a quarter (28%) in the UK. Over the last decade, incidence rates for cancers in young people have increased by a tenth (10%) in the UK
  • Lymphomas are the most common group of cancers in young people
  • Other carcinomas and melanomas are the most commonly diagnosed types of cancer in young people. Other carcinomas and melanomas, lymphomas, and germ cell tumours together account for around two-thirds of all cancers diagnosed in UK young people (1997-2016)
  • Although making up a smaller proportion of cases overall, the incidence rate of CNS tumours is the same in childhood and TYA

ThriveFit is aiming to extend our reach to the teenage and young adult demographic to provide some much needed active support. Cancer affects the development of young people in different ways to adults, and exercise and movement are important in counteracting this. We will keep you updated on our plans and will look to incroporate some new classes by the end of the year. Thank you for all your support

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