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Cancer Information for Teens: Health Tips About Cancer by Lisa Bakewell, Karen Bellenir

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Regardless of the type of sunscreen you choose, be sure that you use one that blocks both UVA and UVB rays and that it offers at least SPF 15. Sunscreens are assigned a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) number according to their effectiveness in offering protection from UV rays. Higher numbers indicate more protection. As a rule of thumb, you should always use a sunscreen with at least SPF 15. Tanning And Cancer Risk 49 Some cosmetic products claim to protect you from UV rays. Can they? There are cosmetics and lip protectors that contain some of the same protective chemicals used by sunscreens on the market.

Org. 28 Cancer Information For Teens, Second Edition The most common symptoms of osteosarcoma are pain and swelling in an arm or leg that is sometimes accompanied by a lump. Some people have more pain at night or when they exercise. Osteosarcoma is most often found in the bones around the knee but can occur in other bones as well. In some cases, a tumor can spread or metastasize to the lungs and other bones. ) Treatment for osteosarcoma usually involves chemotherapy (medication that kills cancer cells) as well as surgery to remove the tumor.

For example, certain types of chemotherapy, including alkylating agents or topoisomerase II inhibitors (for example, epipodophyllotoxins), can cause an increased risk of leukemia. • Recent research has shown that children with AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), like adults with AIDS, have an increased risk of developing certain cancers, predominantly non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Kaposi sarcoma. These children also have an additional risk of developing leiomyosarcoma (a type of muscle cancer).

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