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>Journals >Cirugía y Cirujanos >Year 2002, Issue 5

Ricardo Plancarte-Sánchez, José Emilio Mille-Loera, Francisco Javier Mayer-Rivera
Pain management in cancer
Cir Cir 2002; 70 (5)

Language: Español
References: 65
Page: 356-368
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This paper is a review of main aspects related to cancer pain, including epidemiologic, physiopathologic, and clinic considerations to determine the best choices in cancer pain management. There is no doubt that some organizations such as the World Health Organization have created the major guidelines concerning this issue; however accessibility of opioids in Mexico it is not sufficient, and this reality and some additional limitations must make think of considering other options as part of the general approach to pain management, such as interventional procedures. We must bear in mind that cancer pain is a public health problem and that if we have the possibility to ameliorate it, them we will improve family and patient quality of life.

Key words: , Cancer, Pain, Cancer pain, Interventional pain, management.


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