Management of cancer pain: basic principles and neuropathic cancer pain.

@article{Laird2008ManagementOC,
  title={Management of cancer pain: basic principles and neuropathic cancer pain.},
  author={Barry J. A. Laird and Lesley Colvin and Marie Fallon},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={
          1078-82
        }
}
  • Barry J. A. Laird, Lesley Colvin, Marie Fallon
  • Published in European journal of cancer 2008
  • Medicine
  • Pain is one of the commonest symptoms in patients with cancer occurring in as many as 90% of patients during their illness. Pain is a complex phenomenon, which can be exacerbated by numerous other factors. This paper discusses the common strategies for the management of cancer pain in general and also neuropathic cancer pain. Using the World Health Organisation (WHO) analgesic ladder for cancer pain relief, 80% of cancer pain can usually be controlled. It follows therefore that 20% of cancer… CONTINUE READING

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