NCCN GUIDELINES® INSIGHTS Distress Management, Version 2.2023

Michelle B. Riba, Kristine A. Donovan, Kauser Ahmed, Barbara Andersen, IIana Braun, William S. Breitbart, Benjamin W. Brewer, Cheyenne Corbett, Jesse Fann, Stewart Fleishman, Sofia Garcia, Donna B. Greenberg, George F. Handzo, Laura Herald Hoofring, Chao Hui Huang, Sean Hutchinson, Shelley Johns, Jennifer Keller, Pallavi Kumar, Sheila LahijaniSara Martin, Shehzad K. Niazi, Megan Pailler, Francine Parnes, Vinay Rao, Jaroslava Salman, Eli Scher, Jessica Schuster, Melissa Teply, Angela Usher, Alan D. Valentine, Jessica Vanderlan, Megan S. Lyons, Nicole R. McMillian, Susan D. Darlow

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These NCCN Guidelines for Distress Management discuss the identification and treatment of psychosocial problems in patients with cancer. All patients experience some level of distress associated with a cancer diagnosis and the effects of the disease and its treatment regardless of the stage of disease. Clinically significant levels of distress occur in a subset of patients, and identification and treatment of distress are of utmost importance. The NCCN Distress Management Panel meets at least annually to review comments from reviewers within their institutions, examine relevant new data from publications and abstracts, and reevaluate and update their recommendations. These NCCN Guidelines Insights describe updates to the NCCN Distress Thermometer (DT) and Problem List, and to the treatment algorithms for patients with trauma- and stressor-related disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-457
Number of pages8
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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