Teen Cancer America partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer. We build teen friendly environments, develop standards for age-targeted care, improve collaboration between pediatric and adult specialists, and support dedicated research to improve outcomes and survival rates.


Types of Skin Cancer

This animation shows the three main types of skin cancer.

Cancer and fatigue as a teenager – Ellis' story

Ellis was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at 16 years old. Fatigue made it difficult to do full days at school. He also had to give up basketball, his favourite sport. Ellis' treatment affected his immune system. This meant he had to limit his activities to reduce his risk of infection.