NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Distress, Version 1.2017
Have you received help?
Distress management is a new standard
of quality cancer care. Expect and ask for
help from your cancer care team.
Ask your health care providers questions
about distress. Being informed will help
you make decisions.
There are community resources that can
help. Many of these resources can be
I talk with people every day who are
in a place of despair. When they call
us, they’ve usually just experienced
a one-two punch. First, they’ve been
told they have cancer. Second, after
receiving encouraging news that there
is medication that can potentially save
their lives, they are devastated to
discover the out-of-pocket cost of the
medication is beyond their financial
means, because insurance won’t pay
the full amount.
Patient Care Specialist