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NCCN Distress Thermometer and Problem List

Thank you for your interest in the NCCN Distress Thermometer and Problem List, Figure (DIS-A), from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Distress Management.

Download the NCCN Distress Thermometer and Problem List. NCCN has verified translations of the NCCN Distress Thermometer and Problem List in select languages. Approved international adaptations of the Distress Tool can be found at the International Adaptations & Translations section of NCCN.org.

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