NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults - page 13

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults
Version 2013
Part 2: Dealing with the diagnosis
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Getting diagnosed
A guide to common diagnostic tests and procedures
Making sense of the diagnosis
What all the letters and numbers really mean
Exploring your options
How to make sure you’re getting the best possible care
diagnosed with
breast cancer at age 29
I received [the call] while at work . . .
‘I got the results back from the biopsy.
You have cancer.’ I sank into a nearby chair
in shock, and when I could finally speak,
I said ‘ok.’ I barely comprehended what the
doctor said next. She went on to give me a
list of names of doctors and instructions
on what to do next . . . I wrote everything
down as fast as I could, while my knees and
legs wobbled in shock.”
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