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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The most common cancers in children are different from the most common cancers in adults. More than half of childhood cancers are leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system.

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, visit the National Cancer Institute to:


Visit MedlinePlus for additional resources on childhood cancer. Topics include coping, nutrition, and finances.

If you are looking for health insurance, keep in mind that the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins enrollment on October 1, 2013 for coverage starting January 1, 2014.

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If ovarian cancer is found early, it can be treated more effectively. Learn to recognize the symptoms.

Here are some tips to reduce your children’s risk of cancer later in life.

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

Asked by an anonymous Tumblr user.

Symptoms can include blood in the stool, narrower stools, a change in bowel habits and general stomach discomfort. However, you may not have symptoms at first, so screening is important. Everyone who is 50 or older should be screened for colorectal cancer.

Learn more about colorectal cancer.

Here are some tips to reduce your children’s risk of cancer later in life.