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Number of Observed Cases

Number of Observed Cases

12000

40000

35000

30000

25000

20000

15000

10000

5000

0

10000

8000

6000

4000

2000

0

Ages 15–19

Leukemia and Lymphoma

CNS

Malignant Bone Tumors

Soft Tissue and

Kaposi Sarcoma

Germ Cell*

Thyroid

Melanoma of the Skin

Other**

Breast

Leukemia and Lymphoma

CNS

Soft Tissue and

Kaposi Sarcoma

Germ Cell*

Thyroid

Melanoma of the Skin

Colon and Rectum

Cervix and Uterus

Other***

Ages 20–24

Ages 25–29

* includes testicular cancer

** includes breast, cervical, colon, and other less prevalent cancers

*** includes malignant bone tumors and other less prevalent cancers

Ages 30–34 Ages 35–39

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017

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But I'm too young to have cancer!

What should I know about AYAs?

Source: SEER 18, 2007-2011, ages 15-39

http://www.cancer.gov/types/aya

Figure 3. Common types of cancer affecting AYAs