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.”
Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor
Age at diagnosis: 24