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American Society for Action on Pain

UI - 000187

AU - Portenoy RK

TI - Practical aspects of pain control in the patient with cancer

AB - Cancer-related pain can be well controlled in most patients. With prolonged survival and cure now

possible with many tumors, pain management becomes a compelling issue for the quality of the patient's

remaining life. In advanced stages of disease, analgesia is an imperative for both the patient and family; it

provides the patient the opportunity for a dignified and comfortable death and lifts from the family the added

burden of anger and despair that is so often associated with uncontrolled pain in a loved one. Astute

assessment, a systematic approach to pharmacologic treatment, and ongoing monitoring of therapy are the

fundamental elements of successful management of pain in most patients

SO - CA Cancer J Clin 1988;38:327-352