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Cancer & Tumors

Dealing With Cancer
It's unusual for teens to have cancer, but it can happen. The good news is that most will survive and return to their everyday lives. Learn about how to cope if you or someone you know has cancer.

Types of Cancer Teens Get
While cancer is rare in teens, some types are more likely to affect young people. Learn about these types of cancer, including warning signs, symptoms, and treatments.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a disease in which cancer cells form in a person's lymphatic system and start to grow uncontrollably.

Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy, or chemo, is the use of medications to treat cancer. This article explains how chemo works and what to expect when getting treatment.

Hodgkin Lymphoma
Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Although cancer can seem scary, most teens who get Hodgkin's disease get better.

Radiation Therapy
More than half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy. Get the facts on radiation therapy, including what it is, what to expect, and how to cope with side effects.

Cancer Basics
Get the basics on cancer and cancer treatments in this article.

Melanoma
Melanoma is different from other skin cancers because it can spread if it's not caught early. Find out how to lower your risk of getting melanoma and how doctors treat it.

When Cancer Keeps You Home
Cancer patients often have to stay at home to avoid infection. Read our ideas on ways to make the best of your time at home.

My Friend Has Cancer. How Can I Help?
It's hard to know how to respond when someone you love — someone your own age — is diagnosed with cancer. Here are some thoughts on dealing with feelings and helping your friend.

Can I Have Children After Cancer Treatments?
When chemotherapy and other treatments attack cancer cells, they can affect some of the body's healthy cells too. As a teen, you'll want to know what this can mean to your fertility.

Steroids and Cancer Treatment
If your doctor prescribed steroids as part of your treatment for an illness, don't worry. It's not the illegal, doping scandal kind of steroid. Get the details in this article for teens.

Cancer Center
Visit our Cancer Center for teens to get information and advice on treating and coping with cancer.