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How to use this book
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Contents
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Part 1: But I'm too young to have cancer!
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Contents
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Who is an AYA?
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What is cancer?
10

What should I know about AYAs?
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Review
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Part 2: Dealing with the diagnosis
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Contents
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How is cancer diagnosed?
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What do the test results really mean?
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What are my options?
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Review
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Part 3: Preparing for the future
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Contents
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Can I have children after cancer treatment?
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What do I need to know about fertility?
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What are my options?
30

Review
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Part 4: Navigating the treatment process
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Contents
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What are the stages of treatment?
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Who is on my treatment team?
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What does a treatment plan involve?
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How can I learn more about treatment options?
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How do I stay on track with my treatment plan?
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Review
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Part 5: Understanding your treatment options
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Contents
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What are clinical trials?
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What are local treatments?
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What are systemic treatments?
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How can I learn more about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)?
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Review
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Part 6: Coping with side effects
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Contents
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Why do side effects happen?
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How do I prevent or take care of my side effects?
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How do I cope with side effects?
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Review
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Part 7: Lliving your life
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Contents
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What happens now that I have cancer?
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Will my relationships change?
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Will my daily life change?
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What are the financial challenges?
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Review
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Part 8: Moving beyond treatment
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Contents
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What happens after treatment?
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What is a survivorship care plan?
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Will the cancer come back?
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Review
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Part 9: Thinking about the unthinkable
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Contents
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What is advance care planning?
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What can I do to cope when time is limited?
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What is hospice care?
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Review
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Part 10: Resources
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Contents
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Questions to ask your doctors
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General information on cancer in AYAs
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Cancer diagnosis and treatment
92

Fertility issues
93

Managing side effects
94

Navigating life (during and after treatment)
95

End-of-life issues
98

Glossary
101

Dictionary
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Acronyms
106

NCCN Panel Members
109

NCCN Member Institutions
110

Index
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