Clinical Approaches to Adult Cancer Pain

  • Daniel Humberto Pozza
  • Sara Gil-Mata
  • Andreia Fontoura Oliveira
  • Alice Turner
  • Ramon Andrade De MelloEmail author
  • Newton Barros


The disease course of cancer presents several physical manifestations, such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting or anorexia. However, the most feared symptom, with the greatest impact on quality of life is, undoubtedly, pain. Thus, pain relief is of paramount importance in any stage of the disease [van den Beuken-van Everdingen MH, de Rijke JM, Kessels AG, Schouten HC, van Kleef M, Patijn J. Ann Oncol Off J Eur Soc Med Oncol/ESMO 18:1437–1449, 2007].


Pain Opioid Palliative care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Humberto Pozza
    • 1
  • Sara Gil-Mata
    • 1
  • Andreia Fontoura Oliveira
    • 1
  • Alice Turner
    • 2
  • Ramon Andrade De Mello
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • Newton Barros
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of BiomedicineMedical Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine/Faculty of Nutrition of the University of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.University of Otago ChristchurchChristchurchNew Zealand
  3. 3.Division of Medical OncologyFederal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) & Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Biomedical Sciences and MedicineUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal
  5. 5.Institute of Preventive Medicine of Mãe de Deus HospitalPorto AlegreBrazil

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