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Cancer Pain Syndromes

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by McCoy K


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


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