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The principles of management of pain due to cancer

Karen Forbes

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199218806
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607006 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199218806.003.0001

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library OPML P

The principles of management of pain due to cancer

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Cancer pain may be due to the cancer itself, treatment of cancer or underlying illness. Successful pain management requires a careful history, examination and relevant investigations. A management plan should be agreed with the patient. Patients require regular reassessment and access to support should their pain deteriorate.

Chapter.  1592 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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