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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017

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5

Understanding your

treatment options

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.”

– Bret

Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor

Age at diagnosis: 31