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All About Cancer

Most types of cancers teens get can be treated. The number of people who beat cancer goes up every year because of new treatments.

Cancer 101

Cancer Prevention

From sun safety to self-checks, there are many ways you can help prevent cancer.

  • Take Care in the Sun

    Get the facts on sun and skin damage — and what you can do to protect yourself.

    Find out

  • Avoid Tanning

    Tanning beds are no safer than the sun — and may be even more dangerous.

    Get the details

  • Do Regular Self-Checks

    The testicular self-examination (TSE) is an easy way for guys to check their own testicles to make sure there aren't any unusual lumps or bumps.

    Learn about TSEs

  • Protect Yourself From HPV

    The HPV vaccine can help protect against a virus that may lead to some kinds of cancer.

    Find out more

  • Keep Up With Checkups

    Girls should get their first gynecological checkup between ages 13 and 15. Know what to expect from a yearly gyn visit.

    Gyn checkups

Frequently Asked Cancer Questions