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A 36-year-old member asked:

which types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Several types: Pediatric patients in this age group can have cancer theoretically in every part of the body. This is a subject best referred to a pediatric oncologist and pediatric oncosurgeon for further guidance. Visit http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/aya/types for more details.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are some cancers that teens are more likely to get?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
A mix: Hodgkin's and testicular carcinoma top the list, with some of the less-common ovarian cancers and brain tumors next. Malignant melanoma, osteosarcomas, ewing's sarcoma, thyroid cancers (mostly low-grade), soft tissue sarcoma, acute leukemias (lymphoblastic and some myelogenous) and non-hodgkin's lymphoma are also relatively common among teens.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can cancer affect teens lives today?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Varies: Teenage cancer is not very common so i would guess the most likely scenario is stress caused by watching parents or loved ones suffer or die of cancer or to witness in them the effects of the treatments. Granted, I do not see pediatric oncology and would not even dare imagine how having cancer can affect a young life. I have utmost respect for them, their families, and those who treat them.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the most common type of cancer for someone in their teens to develop?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in teens.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How prevalent is cancer in teens?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends on type: No cancers are really common in teens. Cancer tends to be more problematic as people age. However, some types of cancers are seen in teens. These include osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, types of leukemia, brain tumors, testicular, and lymphoma.

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