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NCCN Guidelines for Patients


Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017



Dealing with the diagnosis

INITIALLY, When you’re

diagnosed at 24 –

at a pinnacle moment in your life where you're at the crossroads of

figuring out your career path – you think the worst of your situation.

That is, until you realize how fragile life is, and how incredibly lucky

you are to have young age on your side in handling the side effects of

chemotherapy. While I'll never say it was an easy battle, maintaining a

positive mindset and spirit makes the journey that much more tolerable.

There's a silver lining somewhere, you just need to find it.”

– Dayna

Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor

Age at diagnosis: 24