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What causes cancer?WWhat causes cancer?What causes cancer?EnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNAConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.2000000000000071.8000000000000537.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>What causes cancer?</h2><p>Scientists are researching the answer to what causes cancer. For most cancers though, especially cancers in young people, it’s still not known what causes them. We do know that cancer is not contagious. This means that cancer does not spread from one person to the next – you cannot "catch" cancer.</p>
Quelles sont les causes du cancer?QQuelles sont les causes du cancer?What causes cancer?FrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNAConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2018-09-22T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Les scientifiques mènent actuellement des recherches sur les causes du cancer. Pour la plupart des cancers, particulièrement chez les jeunes, nous ne savons toujours pas ce qui les cause. Nous savons que le cancer n’est pas contagieux. Cela signifie que le cancer ne se propage pas d’une personne à l’autre. Tu ne peux pas « attraper » le cancer.</p>

 

 

 

 

What causes cancer?3415.00000000000What causes cancer?What causes cancer?WEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNAConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.2000000000000071.8000000000000537.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>What causes cancer?</h2><p>Scientists are researching the answer to what causes cancer. For most cancers though, especially cancers in young people, it’s still not known what causes them. We do know that cancer is not contagious. This means that cancer does not spread from one person to the next – you cannot "catch" cancer.</p><h2>Genetics</h2><p>Having cancer yourself does not mean that your siblings, friends or parents will get cancer. Very rarely, cancer can be caused by a mutation in the genes of your DNA that is passed on through your family. A person with this mutated gene does not automatically get cancer, but the risk of developing cancer increases.</p><h2>Why did I get cancer?</h2><p>Scientists do not know what causes cancer in young people and your health-care team may not know what caused your cancer. </p><p>Many teens with cancer wonder "Why me?" You might wonder whether you did something that caused your cancer or that made you deserve cancer. The answer to both of these questions is NO. Having cancer is not your fault. You did not cause your cancer and you did not do anything to deserve it. Unfortunately, almost all of the time in teenagers, cancer just happens. Getting cancer happens entirely by chance.</p><p>You also did not catch cancer from anyone or anywhere else in the way you might catch a cold. <br></p>