Pain control in patients with cancer

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Pain is one of the most common and feared symptoms associated with cancer. Approximately 20% to 50% of patients with cancer are first seen with pain, 33% have pain during the treatment of their disease, and 75% to 90% in the advanced stages of their disease experience moderate to severe pain requiring treatment with opioids (1-5). Unrelieved pain has a substantial effect on patients’ activities, affect, motivation, interactions with family and friends, and overall quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSupportive Care in Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook for Oncologists
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780203909799
ISBN (Print)9780824719982
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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