NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults - page 49

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults
Version 2013
Part 5: Understanding your treatment options
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Clinical trials
Why being a “guinea pig” isn’t such a bad thing
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Treatment types: Local therapies
A review of cancer treatments that target specific areas of the body
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Treatment types: Systemic therapies
A review of cancer treatments that can affect cells throughout the body
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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
The lowdown on complementary and alternative treatment approaches
Robin,
diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
at age 29
The uncertainty is the hardest part—not
knowing what’s coming next. What’s the chemo
going to feel like—will I sleep through the
whole thing or will I puke my guts out?
Will I have any energy at all or will there
still be a spring in my step? When will I
be able to go back to work? How long will I
be stuck at home? . . . So many unknowns.”
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