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.
Learn about the many ways cancer can be treated.
What's a treatment? What's a cure?
Learn about chemotherapy
Learn about radiation therapy
What are stem cells?
Learn how steroids are used to treat cancer
Learn about the tests that help doctors find out if it's cancer or not.
Learn about blood tests
Find out about X-rays
What's an MRI?
What's a CAT Scan?
All about Pap smears
Cancer: Up to the Challenge
Learn how to face the challenge if you or someone you know has cancer.
How to support a friend
Ask for help when you need it
Cancer: At Home and at School
Living with an illness can take some adjusting, both at home and school.
Here are tips to help you adjust and reconnect
Learn how to live with a health condition
Find out how to balance school and hospital stays
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.
Tanning beds are no safer than the sun — and may be even more dangerous.
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.
Protect Yourself From HPV
The HPV vaccine can help protect against a virus that may lead to some kinds of cancer.
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.
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.
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.
This page has definitions and explanations of key cancer terms. Bookmark it for easy access.