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Cancers In Young People

Adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 39 are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than children under the age of 15. The most common types of cancer seen in adolescents and young adults are lymphoma, leukemia, germ cell tumors (including testicular cancer), melanoma, central nervous system tumors, sarcomas, and breast, cervical, liver, thyroid, and colorectal cancers.

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancers Quiz

Cancer Research Now: Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers

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Cancer researchers, advocates, and a cancer survivor introduce the topic of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers. AYAs with cancers have received relatively little attention compared with children and older adults with cancer.

Brain and Other Central Nervous System Tumors

Breast Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Colorectal Cancer




Testicular Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Childhood and Adolescent Cancers

  • Unusual Cancers of Childhood Treatment (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of unusual cancers of childhood such as cancers of the head and neck, chest, abdomen, reproductive system, skin, and others.