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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Distress, Version 1.2017

Distress

EVERYONE

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

®

(NCCN

®

) 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 related

NCCN 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. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for the full library of patient books, summaries, and other

resources.