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Types of cancer in young peopleTTypes of cancer in young peopleTypes of cancer in young peopleEnglishOncologyPre-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)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>The types of cancer that young people get are often different from the types of cancer in older people. For instance, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer are more common in older people, but they are not very common in young people. <br></p>
Types de cancer chez les jeunesTTypes de cancer chez les jeunesTypes of cancer in young peopleFrenchOncologyPre-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 cancers communs chez les jeunes diffèrent souvent de ceux constatés chez les personnes plus âgées. Par exemple, les cancers de la prostate, du poumon et du sein, fréquents chez les personnes plus âgées, sont plutôt rares chez les jeunes.</p>

 

 

 

 

Types of cancer in young people3416.00000000000Types of cancer in young peopleTypes of cancer in young peopleTEnglishOncologyPre-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)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>The types of cancer that young people get are often different from the types of cancer in older people. For instance, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer are more common in older people, but they are not very common in young people. <br></p><p>The types of cancer that are more common in young people include:</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3417&language=English">Brain tumours</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3420&language=English">Leukemia</a> – cancer of the blood</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3423&language=English">Lymphoma</a> – cancer of the lymphatic system (part of the immune system)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3426&language=English">Bone tumours</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3427&language=English">Soft tissue tumours</a> (sarcoma) – in the muscles or bones</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3428&language=English">Melanoma</a> – skin cancer</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3429&language=English">Germ cell tumours</a> – from the body’s gonads (testes and ovaries)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3430&language=English">Thyroid cancer</a> – in the thyroid gland</li></ul><p>Do you know what type of cancer you have?</p><p>Follow the links above or use the main learning hub page to learn more about the type of cancer you have.</p><div class="callout2"><p>If you don’t see your cancer on the list, don’t worry. Check out our section called <a href="/Article?contentid=3431&language=English">Other types of cancer</a>.</p></div><p>If you do not know what type of cancer you have, you can ask your parent(s), caregiver or a member of your health-care team.<br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Cancer_in_young_people.jpg