NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017
A set of values that is based on test results of healthy
Cancer doctors and reproductive experts who work together
to help patients keep their ability to have babies.
A doctor who specializes in treating cancer.
A disease that causes bones to thin and weaken.
Cancer of the ovary.
Methods used to lower the amount of hormones made by the
One of a pair of organs in females that makes eggs (ova)
A doctor who is an expert in testing cells and tissue to find
A type of blood cell that forms blood clots to control bleeding.
positron emission tomography (PET)
A test that uses of radioactive material to see the shape and
function of body parts.
The first mass of cancer cells in the body.
The use of radiation to treat cancer.
A doctor who is an expert in using radiation to treat cancer.
A doctor who is an expert in reading imaging tests.
A drug that contains a radioactive substance.
red blood cell
A type of blood cell that carries oxygen from the lungs to the
rest of the body.
The organs and tissues involved in the process of making
babies—the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and
ovaries in women, and the penis, testicles, and prostate in
Cancer that starts in bones or soft tissue of the body.
Cancer that start in cells that were damaged from the
treatment of the first cancer.
An unhealthy or unpleasant physical or emotional response
A sex cell from a man that enters a woman's egg to make a
An immature cell from which other types of cells develop.
stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment that destroys bone marrow with
chemotherapy and then replaces it with healthy blood stem
Blood flow to the brain is blocked and this causes damage to
the brain tissue.
A doctor who is an expert in operations to remove or repair a
part of the body.
A doctor who is an expert in operations on cancer.
The use of radioactive drugs to treat cancer cells throughout
the body with radiation.
Treatment with drugs that target a specific or unique feature
of cancer cells.
Two egg-shaped glands found inside a sac between the legs
of a man.