"The short answer: Anyone can get cancer. That said, there are certain factors that increase the risk of getting cancer. These include age, genetics, and for certain types of cancer, exposure to certain triggers.
Almost 9 out of 10 cancer cases are diagnosed in people aged 50 and above. Meanwhile, between 5 to 10 percent of cancers are linked to genes inherited from parents. Lifestyle choices and environmental exposure can also increase your risk of getting cancer: Spending too much time under the sun without UV protection can lead to skin cancer. Additionally, using tobacco can cause cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat, and other organs."