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The Challenges of Relieving Cancer Pain: A Literature Review
EP20568
Poster Title: The Challenges of Relieving Cancer Pain: A Literature Review
Submitted on 20 Dec 2013
Author(s): Rayna Patel
Affiliations: NHS
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Abstract: The management of pain has long challenged both oncologists and physicians in general. Pain relief is widely regarded as a priority of oncological care, not only due to its ongoing frequency but also to the detriment it causes to patients’ quality of life and the tendency towards under---treatment of cancer pain, especially in the palliative seOng. 30%–85% of cancer patients experiencing pain during the course of the illness, with up to 78% experiencing severe pain.Summary: This study aims to explore the discrepancy between the increasing array of treatments for cancer pain, as well as the evidence that it can be managed effectively in the majority of cases, and its persisting prevalence.Report abuse »
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