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Cancer (Topic Center)

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.

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Avoid Tanning

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

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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.

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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

  • You might have heard that reduced fertility can be a side effect of treatment. Whether that applies to your situation depends on your diagnosis, the type of treatment you're getting, and the doses of medicines or radiation. Everyone is different, so it's best to talk with your medical team about your own situation. 

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  • When a guy goes through puberty, one of the body's changes can be a condition called gynecomastia, when breast tissue enlarges. About half of all boys have gynecomastia during puberty, and it's usually temporary.

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  • This page has definitions and explanations of  key cancer terms. Bookmark it for easy access.

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