Cancer pain assessment and consensus guidelines

Brian Wilhelmi, Paul J. Christo

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Abstract

Initial evaluation and continued assessment of a cancer patient requires a structured approach to pain evaluation that highlights the multiple dimensions in which pain affects quality of life. The pain experienced by the cancer patient derives from many sources, including tissue damage, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, medications, less invasive interventional therapy, and psychological distress. It is now widely recognized that pain from many sources is commonly undertreated and effective treatment is based on proper assessment and application of consensus guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnalgesics for Cancer Pain
PublisherFuture Medicine Ltd.
Pages7-17
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781780840741
ISBN (Print)9781780841373
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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