Advanced Cancer

  • Allen C. ShermanEmail author
  • Amy Hufsteader
  • Stephanie Simonton-Atchley


Individuals with advanced cancer may experience disruption in many areas of daily life. This chapter highlights some of the common psychosocial challenges that arise, reviews screening measures that may help identify those at heightened risk, and considers brief psychosocial interventions that may be useful components of integrated stepped care.


Palliative care Cancer Psychosocial stepped care Team-based interventions Psychosocial screening 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allen C. Sherman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Amy Hufsteader
    • 1
  • Stephanie Simonton-Atchley
    • 1
  1. 1.Behavioral MedicineWinthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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