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Cancer Prevention Among Youth

A group of teens

CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control sponsored a supplemental issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health about ways to prevent cancer, with a focus on youth. The authors are experts from many different professions, showing the importance of working together to protect youth from cancer.

Youth go through many physical and social changes as they grow into adults. These changes create unique opportunities for cancer prevention. By addressing certain exposures and behaviors among today’s youth, we can reduce their chances of getting cancer in the future.

Examples include—

Articles in Supplement


Environmental Exposures

Behavioral Risks

Community- and Policy-Level Interventions