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Childhood Kidney, Thyroid Cancer Rates Up

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 in Chronic Disease

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although the overall rate of cancer in American children and teens remained stable during the last decade, rates of thyroid cancer and kidney cancer seemed to be on the rise, a new study says. The rate of thyroid cancer saw annual increases of nearly 5 percent and a specific type of kidney cancer, called renal carcinoma, had average increases of 5.4 percent per year, according to the study. The researchers also found that cancer rates among black children and teens increased 1.3 percent per year. But one doctor not involved with the study said...

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