Epidemiology of Cancer Pain
- Dawn A. Marcus
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About half of cancer patients experience pain, most commonly due to their primary cancer. Pain severity is at least moderate for most patients experiencing cancer-related pain. Pain may also persist in long-term cancer survivors. Cancer-related pain adds to mood disturbance and disability in cancer patients. Despite the frequent occurrence and substantial impact from cancer pain, both patient and provider barriers limit the identification and treatment of pain in cancer patients.
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- Epidemiology of Cancer Pain
Current Pain and Headache Reports
Volume 15, Issue 4 , pp 231-234
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- Dawn A. Marcus (1)
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- 1. Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260, USA