NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017
You have to be an active
participant in your treatment.
In my experience the best doctors are the busiest, so important details get
lost in the process. However, the best doctors also make you feel like the
captain of the ship. It’s too easy to forget that they’re working for you. Ask
questions. Know your drugs. Research journals. Know the clinical trials.
Close down your hospital’s medical library. Oh, and most importantly,
find your social worker. There is nothing worse than realizing there was a
better option for your care that you just didn’t know about.”
Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor
Age at diagnosis: 31