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The principles of management of pain due to cancer 

The principles of management of pain due to cancer
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The principles of management of pain due to cancer
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Karen Forbes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199218806.003.0001
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date: 05 June 2020

Cancer pain may be due to the cancer itself, treatment of cancer or underlying illness. Successful pain management requires a careful history, examination and relevant investigations. A management plan should be agreed with the patient. Patients require regular reassessment and access to support should their pain deteriorate.

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