Pain pp 973-976 | Cite as

Needs of Special Populations

  • Keth Pride
  • Becky Tsui
  • Peggy Y. KimEmail author


As with any insidious disease, the treatment of cancer pain represents a significant challenge, particularly when managing patients at the extremes of age and/or the cognitively disabled. Unfortunately, inadequate treatment in this patient population remains ubiquitous despite decades of clinically based research and physician experience. What follows is a summary of these challenges as well as recommendations to best manage cancer pain in these special populations.


Cancer pain Special populations Children Elderly Cognitively disabled 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative CareUniversity of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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