Action Cards: Distress

Use these card decks to help manage your symptoms from cancer treatment.



People living with cancer feel many different emotions, including distress. Distress is emotional, mental, social, or spiritual suffering. Here’s what you can do to help ease this symptom.

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  • Don’t overwhelm yourself. Focus on one thing, one day at a time. Take small steps.

  • Be physically active. Exercising can improve how well you feel.

  • Practice self-reflection. When you’re feeling stressed, pause to think about the situation.

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