NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017
Surgical removal of an entire tumor to test for disease.
external beam radiation
Treatment with radiation received from a machine outside
The ability to become pregnant and have a baby.
A way to preserve or protect the ability to become pregnant
and have a baby.
gastrointestinal (GI) tract
The group of organs through which food passes after being
A set of coded instructions in cells needed to make new cells
and control how cells behave.
An abnormal set of coded instructions within cells that are
needed for making new cells and controlling how cells
Cells that become sperm in men and eggs in women.
A substance that helps new blood cells to be made.
A doctor who is an expert in cancer that starts in women's
organs that help to make babies.
Tube-like openings in the skin where hairs grow.
A doctor who is an expert in diseases of the blood.
A chemical in the body that activates cells or organs.
Treatment that puts people into a trance-like state of deep
Treatment that uses the body's natural defense against
A surgery that removes a tissue sample from a tumor to test
for cancer cells.
A mutation passed on from parent to a child that is present
Use of standard treatment with complementary therapies that
are safe and work together.
Treatment with radiation received from a radioactive object
placed near or in the tumor.
in vitro fertilization (IVF)
Procedure that removes eggs from the ovaries and combines
them with sperm for fertilization in a lab.
Cancer of the bone marrow and blood.
A clear fluid that contains disease-fighting white blood cells.
A small group of disease-fighting cells.
Cancer that starts in the cells of the immune system.
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
A test that uses radio waves and powerful magnets to make
pictures of the inside of the body.
A doctor who’s an expert in treating cancer with medication.
A cancer that starts in the cells that give color to the skin
The point in time when a woman will experience no more
Use of a needle to remove tissue from the body to test for
A type of white blood cell.