|To evaluate the distress caused by symptoms in a with cancer using the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist.|
|clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, disability and performance, psychological response|
The Rotterdam Symptom Checklist can be used to measure the distress caused a cancer patient by the symptoms experienced. There are two subscales to measure the psychological and the physical distress. This can be used to monitor patients during and following therapy, and can help target areas for intervention.