Management of cancer pain.


Journal Article (Review)

Primary care clinicians treat patients with cancer and cancer pain. It is essential that physicians know how to effectively manage pain including assessment and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment modalities. Barriers to adequate assessment of pain must be recognized and overcome. Pharmacologic regimens are based on the World Health Organization's "ladder of analgesia," beginning with nonopioid medications and adding the opioid narcotics and adjuvant medications as necessary. Inclusion of nonpharmacologic treatments, physical and psychological are important for effective management.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cutson, TM

Published Date

  • June 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 421

PubMed ID

  • 9628960

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9628960

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-4543

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0095-4543(05)70073-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States