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Cancer Pain Management: A Comprehensive Approach

ISBN: 9780192628770
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2000-01-15
Number of pages: 278
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Cancer related pain can successfully managed in the majority of patients by the use of medication. Some patients, however, have pain that does not respond to opiods, and require more specialized pain management techniques. Examples of such treatments are nerve blocks, radiotherapy, acupuncture and physiotherapy. This is the first book to provide detailed information on all of the alternative methods of pain management. The editors are experienced researchers researchers who have brought together an international team of pain specialists, palliative medicine doctors and oncologists to provide a practical, comprehensive guide to non-drug management of cancer pain.

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