Cancer pain and analgesia.

@article{Christo2008CancerPA,
  title={Cancer pain and analgesia.},
  author={Paul J. Christo and Danesh Mazloomdoost},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={1138},
  pages={278-98}
}
Pain ranges in prevalence from 14-100% among cancer patients and occurs in 50-70% of those in active treatment. Cancer pain may result from direct invasion of tumor into nerves, bones, soft tissue, ligaments, and fascia, and may induce visceral pain through distension and obstruction. Cancer pain is multifaceted. Clinicians may describe cancer pain as acute, chronic, nociceptive (somatic), visceral, or neuropathic. Despite implementation of the WHO guidelines, reports of undertreatment of… CONTINUE READING

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