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Cancer in Young Adults

Cancer in Young Adults

The types of cancers seen in young adults (ages 20 to 39) are not unique to this age group, but the most common types in this age range are largely different from those in children or older adults. To get detailed information about some of the most common cancers in young adults choose one of the cancer types listed here.
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
Melanoma
Breast Cancer
Osteosarcoma
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Ewing Family of Tumors
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Leukemia
Testicular Cancer
Lymphoma
Thyroid Cancer

Learn About Cancer in Young Adults

Whether you’re a young adult worried about developing cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide.

Cancer in Young Adults: Causes and Risk Factors

Learn about the causes of cancers in young adults and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.

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