NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults - page 5

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults
Version 2013
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Part 1: But I’m too young to have cancer!
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You’re not alone
The facts on cancer in AYAs
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Cancer basics
How and why cancer happens
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This is not your grandmother’s cancer
The special needs—and strengths—of AYAs with cancer
Nancy,
diagnosed with leukemia at age 28
One day, I’m wondering why I keep getting
all these bruises. The next, a doctor is
telling me I have leukemia. All I could
think was ‘You’ve got to be kidding me!
Somebody made a mistake. I’m too young
to have cancer!’
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