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NCCN QUICK GUIDE
Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017
This NCCNQuick Guide
sheet summarizes key points from the completeNCCN 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, visitNCCN.org/patients
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Adolescents and Young
Adults with Cancer
NCCN Quick Guide
Who is an AYA?
An adolescent or young adult between the ages of 15 and 39 that is diagnosed with cancer.8
What matters most to the AYA age group?
Find a doctor that specializes in treating adolescents and young adults.12
Get support from your medical team, family and friends, and other AYAs.58
Learn about the fertility risks of cancer and its treatment.26
Think about fertility preservation early on and know your options.27
Stay on track with your treatment plan.38
Join a clinical trial to find advances in cancer treatment for this age group.40
What tests do I need before treatment?
A report of your health history and exam of your body.16
Tests of blood, urine, or other bodily fluids reviewed in a lab.17
Pictures of the insides of your chest, belly area, and pelvis made with CT and if needed, PET/CT
Removal of tissue from one or more area of your body to test for cancer.18