NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults - page 74

Part 6: Coping with side effects
Holding your own
Tips on adjusting to life as a “cancer patient”
Navigating relationships
Tips on dealing with friends, family, and partners
Navigating home
Tips on juggling home life and cancer treatment
Navigating school
Tips on juggling school and cancer treatment
Navigating work
Tips on handling work while undergoing treatment
Dealing with finances
Tips and resources for coping with financial challenges
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults
Version 2013
When I was diagnosed with
lymphoma, I was 18. I had just
finished my freshman year of
college. I had to come home
and go back into my parents’
house and become dependent
on them. I think being a young
adult, you’re gaining your
independence. You gain control
over your life, and lose
control over your life once
you’re diagnosed. I’d been
independent for a year and
doing what I wanted to do when
I wanted to do it. Now I was
at the hold of what the doctor
said and my parents.”
Tenise – Lymphoma survivor
7 Living your life
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