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Cancer pain

James de Courcy

in Long-term pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199214150
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199214150.003.0012
Cancer pain

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Pain is common in cancer but not universal. It affects up to 70% of patients. The good news is that despite these initially discouraging statistics, relatively simple approaches can manage the majority of patients’ pain effectively. These approaches have many features in common with many outlined elsewhere in this volume, and to avoid duplication in this brief overview detailed discussion of the various pain types, drug groups and treatments will not be repeated here.

Chapter.  1827 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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