Cancer Happens® is an empowering, risk-reduction program for teens.

We work with educators, schools, and districts across the country to educate teens on cancer prevention and risk-reduction.

What We Cover:

  • Basic cancer terminology and statistics
  • Cancer risk factors and protective factors
  • Coping and communication skills
  • Family history and genetics
  • Tobacco and vaping/e-cigarettes
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination
  • Sun safety and skin checks
  • Testicular cancer
  • Breast self-awareness
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Reputable resources for teens and opportunities to get involved

How It’s Taught:

  • Live Presentation: 45-50 minutes; Presented in-person or virtually by our trained health educators. Student participation and active learning is invited and encouraged!
  • Online Courses: 1) Cancer Happens 101 and 2) E-Cigarettes and Vaping. Access Here.
  • Lesson Plans and Activities for K-12, Access Here.
Our curriculum aligns with the National Health Education Standards.

Listen in to learn more:

Interested in signing-up?

Whether you’re an educator, administrator, counselor, or parent – we would be happy to assist you with accessing Cancer Happens! Please fill out our form and we will be in touch:

Questions? Email Jana Mastrogiovanni ([email protected])

Our Impact

Since 2005, we have reached over 120,000 students from across the country.

Hear from teachers and students to learn more about our impact.

Additional Support for Educators

Additional Support for Teens

Find out why you should bring to your classroom:
Listen in to what teachers are saying: