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Pain management in cancer

In O'Sullivan B, Brierley JD, D'Cruz AK et al. editor. UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology, 9th ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
By: Jain PN.
Contributor(s): Bakshi S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015Description: p. 168-173.ISBN: 978-14443-3244-5.Subject(s): Adjuvant analgesics | Cancer | Cancer pain syndromes | Pain management | Post-chemotherapy pain syndromes In: O'Sullivan B, Brierley JD, D'Cruz AK et al. editor. UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology, 9th ed. Oxford: Wiley-BlackwellSummary: Cancer pain is a universal phenomenon affecting rich as well as poor around the globe. Unfortunately, it is an often neglected symptom and is inadequately controlled in the majority of cases. This is despite the fact that 80% of patients with cancer pain can be successfully treated, as stated by many international bodies. Pain in cancer can be caused by the disease process, be treatment associated or be a persistent sequel of either or both. Recently, extraordinary breakthroughs in our understanding of cancer pain have provided newer treatment options. Neurobiology of bone pain has changed the management of primary and metastatic bone lesions.
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Cancer pain is a universal phenomenon affecting rich as well as poor around the globe. Unfortunately, it is an often neglected symptom and is inadequately controlled in the majority of cases. This is despite the fact that 80% of patients with cancer pain can be successfully treated, as stated by many international bodies. Pain in cancer can be caused by the disease process, be treatment associated or be a persistent sequel of either or both. Recently, extraordinary breakthroughs in our understanding of cancer pain have provided newer treatment options. Neurobiology of bone pain has changed the management of primary and metastatic bone lesions.

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