Is cancer rare in your 30s?

5 Answers

  • lala
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    My son had cancer at 39 

    and there no one in the family who had cancer 

    But my son had a very rare cancer 

    it was Accute Mylinoid Leukemia 

    He died at 42 

    He receive all the cancer treatment 

    and want to live 

    but his time to go was there 

  • 2 months ago

    Certainly uncommon.

    Most types of cancer are rare at that age but this varies with the type of cancer.

    Approximately 80% of cancers occur in people over the age of 50.

  • Danny
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Cancer isn't rare in any age group. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Rare-ish. The cancers you see in people in their 20's and 30's typically had family members who also got it that young, but that's not always a rule. Someone could have worked in construction around a lot of toxins from 18 to 38 and get diagnosed with something, but yeah, rare. You see most cancers in people who are in their late 40's and up.

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    it's very rare for someone that age to have any type of cancer

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