The types of cancers seen in young adults (ages 20 to 39) are not unique to this age group, but the most common types in this age range are largely different from those in children or older adults. To get detailed information about some of the most common cancers in young adults choose one of the cancer types listed here.
Whether you’re a young adult worried about developing cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide.
Learn about the causes of cancers in young adults and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.
If you are a young adult facing cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.
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