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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer$
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Sara Booth

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530756

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.001.0001

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Pain control in advanced local disease

Pain control in advanced local disease

(p.17) Chapter 2 Pain control in advanced local disease
Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer

Angela Bentley

Marie Fallon

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the causes, assessment, and management of pain in advanced local breast cancer. The World Health Organization analgesic ladder is used as a basis for cancer-pain management. The authors also provide a description of other methods – non-pharmacological and pharmacological – of pain control. These methods can be used in specific pain syndromes in patients who have advanced local disease.

Keywords:   management of pain, advanced breast cancer, analgesic ladder, cancer-pain management, non-pharmacological methods, pharmacological methods, pain control, pain syndromes

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