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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017

Foreword

Learning

that you have

cancer can be

overwhelming.

The goal of this book is to help you get the best care plan for AYAs

(

a

dolescents and

y

oung

a

dults) with cancer. It explains which cancer tests and

treatments are recommended by experts on cancer in AYAs.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

(NCCN

®

) is a not-for-profit

alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have

written guidelines for doctors who treat AYAs. These treatment guidelines

suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The information in this

patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

This book focuses on cancer care for AYAs. Key points of the book are

summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide™

. NCCN also offers patient

resources on lymphoma, melanoma, breast and ovarian cancers, soft tissue

sarcomas, leukemias, and other cancer types. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for

the full library of patient books, summaries, and other patient and caregiver

resources.