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Cancer Pain Syndromes

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by McCoy K
 

Definition

About one-third of people with cancer have pain. There are different types of cancer pain affected by:
  • The progression of the disease
  • The location in the body
  • The overall physical condition
 

Causes

Based on the cause of pain, researchers have defined different cancer pain syndromes, including:
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy
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RESOURCES

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org

National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.ca

National Cancer Institute of Canada
http://www.ncic.cancer.ca

 

References


Chronic cancer pain. DynaMed website. Available at: http://dynamed101.ebscohost.com/Detail.aspx?id=113832 . Updated December 27, 2012. Accessed January 23, 2013.


Pain control: support for people with cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/paincontrol/page1. Accessed January 23, 2013.


VT Chang, et al. Update in cancer pain syndromes. Journal of Palliative Medicine . 2006;9(6):1414-1434.


2/11/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance : Paley C, Johnson M, Tashani O, Bagnall A. Acupuncture for cancer pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;(1):CD007753.

 

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