Cancer Pain Management

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2007 - Medical - 319 pages
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Introducing the first definitive guide to pain management in the cancer patient

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

"This book is comprehensive in scope and multidisciplinary in its approach. It is an excellent resource for oncologists, fellows, residents, medical students, oncology nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who provide care for people with cancer. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

This pioneering book is the first to provide in-depth coverage of all the interventional and medical strategies needed for effective cancer pain management. Logically organized, this immensely practical guide starts with general principles in cancer pain management, followed by management of specific cancer pain syndromes, unique issues, interventional techniques, and other specialized approaches. Reflecting an approach to pain management developed at the prestigious M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Cancer Pain Management addresses the full spectrum of cancer pain syndromes and reviews the selection and administration of various treatment options.


  • Discussions of the psychosocial aspects of pain and how to resume and retain function for specific pain -- or disease-affected areas, such as in muscle tissue and bowels
  • An incisive examination of all cancer pain syndromes
  • Evidence-based pain management algorithms for each pain syndrome (included in each chapter) and synoptic tips for ensuring optimal patient care and pain relief
  • Special issues in cancer pain management, such as ethical issues; dealing with regulatory concerns related to the prescription of opioids; chronic pain in the cured cancer patient; complementary and alternative approaches to cancer pain; intervention, spiritual, family and cultural issues; wound care; and procedural pain management
  • Coverage of advanced technical protocols involved in interventional pain management
  • Chapter-ending summary bullets and references that provide important opportunities for further study
  • Helpful, practical appendices
  • And more
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    11 Chronic Pain in the Cured Cancer Patient
    Assessment of Pain and Other Symptoms 3 Victor T Chang Neil A Hagen and Bianca B Lee Donald R Nicholas Stefanía Ægisdóttir and Theresa Kruc...
    Pharmacology of Opioids and 13 Spiritual Care of the Cancer Pain Patient

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    About the author (2007)

    Alan Burton, MD, Professor of Anesthesia, University of Texas School of Medicine.

    Michael Fisch, MD, Professor of Oncology, University of Texas School of Medicine.

    Drs. Burton & Fisch head a multi-disciplinary pain management team at MD Anderson, which is consistently ranked as one of the top cancer center in the United States if not the world

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