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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017

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Resources

End-of-Life Issues

End-of-life issues

Web Resources

American Cancer Society

Nearing the End of Life

www.cancer.org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/ nearingtheendoflife/index

Caring Connections

www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

Provides free resources and information to help

people make decisions about end-of-life care and

services.

National Cancer Institute

Advance Directives

http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/managing-care/ advance-directives

Coping with Advanced Cancer

www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/ advancedcancer.pdf

End-of-Life Care for People Who Have Cancer

www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Support/end- of-life-care

Hospice

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/advanced- cancer/care-choices/hospice-fact-sheet

Last Days of Life (PDQ

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)

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/advanced- cancer/caregivers/planning/last-days-pdq

Voicing My Choices Planning Guide for

Adolescents and Young Adults

www.agingwithdignity.org/voicing-my-choices.php

Planning tool designed to help young people

living with a serious illness to communicate their

preferences to friends, family, and caregivers.

Print Resources

Patti Balwanz, Kim Carlos, Jennifer Johnson, Jana

Peters.

Nordie’s at Noon: The Personal Stories

of Four Women “Too Young” for Breast Cancer.

Philadelphia, PA: De Capo Press, 2006.

David B. Feldman, S. Andrew Lasher, Jr.

The End-

of-Life Handbook: A Compassionate Guide to

Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One.

Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2008.