Distress Screening in Chronic Disease: Essential for Cancer Survivors

  title={Distress Screening in Chronic Disease: Essential for Cancer Survivors},
  author={Lorie J Petty and Joanne L Lester},
  booktitle={Journal of the advanced practitioner in oncology},
Distress is a psychological state that is often observed in patients with chronic disease. Many cancers are considered chronic in nature, with patients experiencing long, disease-free states and intervals of metastatic disease. Distress can negatively affect the biopsychosocial balance in cancer survivors and impede their progress along the cancer trajectory. Distress can also affect medical and psychological outcomes and hinder advancement into long-term survivorship. Distress may contribute… CONTINUE READING

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