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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

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

Marie Fallon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.003.0002

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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