Adult cancer pain.


Journal Article

Pain is a common symptom associated with cancer and its treatment. Pain management is an important aspect of oncologic care, and unrelieved pain significantly comprises overall quality of life. These NCCN Guidelines list the principles of management and acknowledge the range of complex decisions faced in the management oncologic pain. In addition to pain assessment techniques, these guidelines provide principles of use, dosing, management of adverse effects, and safe handling procedures of pharmacologic therapies and discuss a multidisciplinary approach for the management of cancer pain.

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Cited Authors

  • Swarm, RA; Abernethy, AP; Anghelescu, DL; Benedetti, C; Buga, S; Cleeland, C; Deleon-Casasola, OA; Eilers, JG; Ferrell, B; Green, M; Janjan, NA; Kamdar, MM; Levy, MH; Lynch, M; McDowell, RM; Moryl, N; Nesbit, SA; Paice, JA; Rabow, MW; Syrjala, KL; Urba, SG; Weinstein, SM; Dwyer, M; Kumar, R; National Comprehensive Cancer Network,

Published Date

  • August 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 992 - 1022

PubMed ID

  • 23946177

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23946177

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1540-1405

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2013.0119


  • eng