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About this booklet
2

Table of contents
3

How to use this booklet
4

Part 1: But I’m too young to have cancer!
5

You’re not alone
6

Cancer basics
6

This is not your grandmother’s cancer
10

Part 2: Dealing with the diagnosis
13

Getting diagnosed
14

Making sense of the diagnosis
19

Exploring your options
22

Part 3: Preparing for the Future
25

Cancer treatment and fertility
26

Setting your priorities
30

Understanding your options
31

Part 4: Navigating the treatment process
37

Stages of treatment
38

Working with a treatment team
41

Developing a treatment plan
44

The pros and cons of doing your own research
45

Sticking with the plan
47

Part 5: Understanding your treatment options
49

Clinical trials
50

Treatment types: Local therapies
53

Treatment types: Systemic therapies
54

Complementary and alternative medicine(CAM)
58

Part 6: Coping with side effects
60

Why side effects happen
61

What you can do: The basics
61

What you can do: Specifics
65

Part 7: Living your life
74

Holding your own
75

Navigating relationships
78

Navigating home
80

Navigating school
81

Navigating work
81

Dealing with finances
82

Part 8: Moving beyond treatment
84

Preparing for the transition
85

Your survivorship care plan
87

Adjusting to a new normal
90

Coping with recurrence
92

Part 9: Thinking about the unthinkable
94

Advance care planning
95

Making the most of your time
96

Hospice care
97

Part 10: Resources
99

General Informati on on Cancer in AYAs
100

Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
101

Fertility Issues
103

Managing Side Effects
104

Dealing With Life(During and After Treatment)
105

End-of-Life Issues
108

Part 11: A cancer dictionary
110

Credits
114

NCCN Panel Members for AYA Oncology
115

NCCN Member Institutions
116

Index
118