NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Distress, Version 1.2017
with cancer has some level of
distress at some point in time.
The first goal of this book is to help you and your cancer care team talk about
distress throughout your cancer journey. The second goal is to help you get relief
from distress if needed.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network
) is a not-for-profit
alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN
have written guidelines on distress management for cancer care teams and
psychosocial professionals. These guidelines suggest the best practice for distress
management. The information in this patient book is based on the guidelines
written for health care workers.
This book focuses on distress management. Key points of the book are
summarized in the relatedNCCN Quick Guide™
. NCCN also offers patient
resources on nausea and vomiting, adolescents and young adults with
cancer, lung cancer screening, and treatment for many types of cancer. VisitNCCN.org/patients
for the full library of patient books, summaries, and other