Cancer Pain

  • Magdi Hanna
  • Zbigniew (Ben) Zylicz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Magdi Hanna, Zbigniew (Ben) Zylicz
    Pages 1-3
  3. Irene J. Higginson, Fliss E. M. Murtagh, Thomas R. Osborne
    Pages 5-24
  4. M. J. Lind
    Pages 25-35
  5. Pål Klepstad
    Pages 37-46
  6. Jerzy Wordliczek, Renata Zajaczkowska
    Pages 47-70
  7. Joanna Mika, Wioletta Makuch, Barbara Przewlocka
    Pages 71-93
  8. Malgorzata Krajnik, Zbigniew (Ben) Zylicz
    Pages 95-108
  9. R. A. F. J. D’Costa, Magdi Hanna
    Pages 109-119
  10. Zbigniew (Ben) Zylicz
    Pages 121-130
  11. Jakob Sørensen, Per Sjøgren
    Pages 131-142
  12. Marie Fallon
    Pages 153-164
  13. Jung Hun Kang, Eduardo Bruera
    Pages 165-190
  14. Zbigniew (Ben) Zylicz
    Pages 191-201
  15. Roberto Casale, Danilo Miotti
    Pages 203-209
  16. Marijana Braš, Veljko Đorđević
    Pages 211-219
  17. Carlo Leget
    Pages 221-229
  18. Vittorio Schweiger, Enrico Polati, Antonella Paladini, Giustino Varrassi
    Pages 231-247
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 279-286

About this book


Cancer remains a major challenge for medicine and it continues to claim lives and cause great suffering.  Pain is a symptom experienced by most  cancer patients regardless of disease stage, and less than 50% of cancer pain patients achieve effective pain and symptom control though available therapies. If these therapies are utilized correctly, many more patients can achieve effective control. While opioids are still seen as the mainstay of cancer pain treatment, it is necessary to examine whether this treatment strategy still holds true in the 21st century.

Cancer Pain provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, practical guide to the management of pain in cancer patients. The book provides a clear, concise explanation of cancer pain syndromes, a modern  understanding of the pathophysiological mechanism and an overview of recent developments in creating pre-clinical cancer pain models. It offers the reader the wide and improved options for management of cancer pain in clinical practice, including the use of opioid and non-opioid drugs, and defines the role of non-pharmacological methods for pain control.

Cancer Pain also provides an overview of the latest developments in the management of cancer, which have major implications for the current and future thinking in cancer pain treatment strategy. This text is an invaluable resource for doctors, trainees and clinical nurse specialists in palliative medicine and oncology, and would be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of cancer pain and the tools available to alleviate it.


Analgesic Cancer Oncology Opioid Pain

Editors and affiliations

  • Magdi Hanna
    • 1
  • Zbigniew (Ben) Zylicz
    • 2
  1. 1.Analgesics & Pain Research LtdBeckenhamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Hildegard HospizBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-229-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-230-8
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