Occurrence of cancer pain.

  title={Occurrence of cancer pain.},
  author={Deborah B. McGuire},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs},
Occurrence of cancer pain is highly variable and incompletely understood. Surveys are not population-based, are characterized by small heterogeneous samples, and provide sketchy data on etiology of pain, pain syndromes, and clinical or demographic factors. Moreover, the multiple dimensions of pain have not been thoroughly elucidated. Cancer-related pain is caused by the following: 1) direct tumor involvement, 2) diagnostic/therapeutic procedures, and 3) side effects or toxicities of treatment… CONTINUE READING

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