NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults - page 3

Table of contents
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How to use this booklet
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Part 1 – But I’m too young
to have cancer!
You’re not alone. The facts about cancer
in young people.
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Part 2 – Dealing with the diagnosis
A brief guide to common tests and procedures
used to diagnose cancer, understanding the
results, and how to make sure you’re getting
the best care for your diagnosis.
25
Part 3 – Preparing for the future
How cancer treatment can affect your ability to
have children, and options for planning ahead.
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Part 4 – Navigating the
treatment process
What to expect during cancer treatment.
49
Part 5 – Understanding your treatment
options
An overview of the various options available
for cancer treatment.
60
Part 6 – Coping with side effects
Tips on managing the most common side
effects of cancer treatment.
Part 7 – Living your life
Guidance on navigating the challenges
of day-to-day life while being treated.
Part 8 – Moving beyond treatment
Making the most of life after cancer treatment.
Part 9 – Thinking about
the unthinkable
The facts on advance care planning,
palliative care, and hospice care.
Part 10 – Resources
Where to go for additional information,
assistance, and support.
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Part 11 – A cancer dictionary
Definitions of important medical terms.
114
Credits
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Index
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults
Version 2013
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