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NCCN QUICK GUIDE

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Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017

Version 1.2015

This NCCNQuick Guide

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sheet summarizes key points from the complete

NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer.

These guidelines explain which tests and

treatments are recommended by experts in cancer. To view and download the guidelines, visit

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Adolescents and Young

Adults with Cancer

NCCN Quick Guide

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Version 1.2017

Who is an AYA?

An adolescent or young adult between the ages of 15 and 39 that is diagnosed with cancer.

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What matters most to the AYA age group?

Support

Find a doctor that specializes in treating adolescents and young adults.

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Get support from your medical team, family and friends, and other AYAs.

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Fertility

Learn about the fertility risks of cancer and its treatment.

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Think about fertility preservation early on and know your options.

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Treatment

Stay on track with your treatment plan.

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Join a clinical trial to find advances in cancer treatment for this age group.

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What tests do I need before treatment?

A report of your health history and exam of your body.

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Tests of blood, urine, or other bodily fluids reviewed in a lab.

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Pictures of the insides of your chest, belly area, and pelvis made with CT and if needed, PET/CT

or MRI.

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Removal of tissue from one or more area of your body to test for cancer.

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