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Acute pain in cancer 

Acute pain in cancer
Chapter:
Acute pain in cancer
Source:
Acute Pain (Oxford Pain Management Library)
Author(s):

James A. Smart

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199234721.003.0013

Pain in patients with cancer occurs because of a variety of different causes and has both nociceptive and neuropathic pain components.

It is essential that a thorough assessment of the pain is carried out in order to institute appropriate treatment.

Whilst the WHO Pain Ladder is a good place to start, there are many other treatments available to treat pain in cancer.

Any pharmacological or interventional treatment will be more successful if appropriate psychological support is provided.

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