Management of pain in the older person with cancer.

@article{DelgadoGuay2008ManagementOP,
  title={Management of pain in the older person with cancer.},
  author={Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay and Eduardo Bruera},
  journal={Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={56-61}
}
Pain in older cancer patients is a common event, and many times it is undertreated. Barriers to cancer pain management in the elderly include concerns about the use of medications, the atypical manifestations of pain in the elderly, and side effects related to opioid and other analgesic drugs. The care of older cancer patients experiencing pain involves a comprehensive assessment, which includes evaluation for conditions that may exacerbate or be exacerbated by pain, affecting its expression… CONTINUE READING

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