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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017

Contents

Adolescents and Young Adults

with Cancer

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Part 1

But I'm too young to have cancer!

You’re not alone. The facts about cancer in young people.

15

Part 2

Dealing with the diagnosis

Common tests and procedures used to diagnose cancer and what the results mean.

23

Part 3

Preparing for the future

How cancer treatment can affect your ability to have children, and options for planning ahead.

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Part 4

Navigating the treatment process

What to expect during cancer treatment.

39

Part 5

Understanding your treatment options

An overview of what is available to treat cancer.

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Part 6

Coping with side effects

Tips on managing the most common side effects of cancer treatment.