Patients with cancer may experience symptoms and side effects from their treatment or disease. Symptom management attempts to prevent or treat the symptoms as early as possible.  Symptoms and side effects can be physical, psychological, social and spiritual in nature.

For symptom management resources, please visit our Resources page.

Your Symptoms Matter (formarly Edmonton Symptom Assessment System - ESAS)

Your Symptoms Matter (ESAS) is a validated, patient-reported assessment tool that screens for nine common symptoms experienced by cancer patients. Your Symptoms Matter is a short questionnaire that rates the severity of current symptoms on a scale from 0-10, 0 being no pain and 10 being the worst possible pain. Identifying these symptoms and communicating them to your healthcare providers allows for improved plans of care. The tool is to be completed on each visit to the clinic and can be done in clinic at a kiosk or printed prior to coming into clinic at home. Staff or volunteers are available to assist you with the kiosk in clinic. 

Your Symptoms Matter

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