Big names in the media have been taking notice of new efforts to screen cancer patients for emotional distress. The Cancer Support Community’s distress screening tool, CancerSupportSourcesm
, was featured in the August 27 edition of The Wall Street Journal in an article underlining new standards set by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer.
In the article, The Informed Patient columnist Laura Landro distinguishes the Cancer Support Community as an organization leading the way in ensuring that screening for emotional and psychological distress is a part of complete cancer care. She also elaborates on the state of distress screening in a video interview and follows up with a closer look at the Cancer Support Community in her post on The Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog.
In the article, Landro cites studies showing that more than half of all cancer patients may experience some form of distress, and she indicates that these psychological feelings can also negatively affect a patient’s physical condition. Landro then points to CancerSupportSourcesm
, a screening program of the Cancer Support Community that is licensed for use in hospitals and cancer centers across the country. CancerSupportSourcesm
consists of a 25-item questionnaire that allows patients to rate their concerns and get connected to community and in-house support services that fit their individual needs.
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