Distress Screening

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Read February 28, 2023

Value of Distress Screening for Healthcare Utilization and Spending

Distress screening identifies people at risk for mental health concerns like anxiety or depression. For cancer patients, who are at higher risk than the general population for both anxiety and depression, it is especially critical to screen for these concerns. Keep reading to learn how our distress screening program can foster better outcomes for people with cancer and lower healthcare utilization and spending.
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Read October 25, 2022

Regular People Doing Extraordinary Things: Cancer Caregivers Need Support

The demands of caregiving can be hard physically, financially, and emotionally. All these factors put caregivers at risk for substantial distress that can impact their quality of life and physical and mental health. To help address caregivers’ needs, CSC created a web-based distress screening, referral, and support program for family caregivers and anyone who is a care partner for someone living with cancer. “The number-one feedback we get is that there’s no other program out there like this right now,” says CSC’s Vice President of Research Alexandra Zaleta, Ph.D. Read on to learn more.
Read March 26, 2018

Demystifying Distress Screening

Whether you are familiar with the phrase distress screening or are seeing it for the first time, the results we are sharing will show how important this tool is for patients diagnosed with cancer.
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Read March 30, 2016

Exploring Health Disparities in Cancer-Related Distress

Anyone who faces a cancer diagnosis is at risk for experiencing an elevated risk of distress. A study by the Cancer Experience Registry of the Cancer Support Community provides convincing evidence that culture can have a powerful impact on the type and degree of that distress.