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Cancer in Adolescents

Cancer in Adolescents

The types of cancers seen in adolescents (ages 15 to 19) are not unique to this age group, but the most common types are different from those in young children or adults. To get detailed information about some of the most common cancers in adolescents choose one of the cancer types listed here.

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults
Osteosarcoma
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children
Ovarian Cancer
Ewing Family of Tumors
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Leukemia
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Lymphoma
Testicular Cancer
Melanoma
Thyroid Cancer

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Learn more about the types of cancer that can affect teens and some of the special challenges they face in coping with their illness.

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