The National Comprehensive Cancer Network distress thermometer as a screening tool for the evaluation of quality of life in uveal melanoma patients

Source: MDLinx, November 2019

In patients with uveal melanoma, researchers evaluated quality of life (QoL) status through the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) distress thermometer as a psycho-oncological screening tool. Between 04/2018 and 12/2018, 106 consecutive patients suffering from uveal melanoma completed the distress thermometer. The NCCN distress thermometer was well incorporated into the clinical routine and proved to be a rapid but sensible screening tool for emotional and physical distress in uveal melanoma patients.

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