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Nearly one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer, and many of these patients will suffer from related cancer pain. Cancer-associated pain is widely feared by cancer patients, but knowledge about the causes and management of cancer pain has increased dramatically in recent years and many new treatment options are available. This comprehensive book discusses the unique characteristics of cancer pain, including its pathophysiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, pharmacological management and nonpharmacological treatment. The internationally recognized authors are leaders in cancer pain research, and they apply their first-hand knowledge in summarizing the principal issues in the clinical management of cancer pain. This state-of-the-art book cohesively addresses the full range of disciplines regularly involved in cancer pain management, including pharmacology, communication studies, and psychology. Cancer Pain is a scholarly but accessible text that will be an essential resource for physicians, nurses, and medical students who treat patients suffering from cancer pain.

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‘Although there are numerous cancer pain handbooks or quick reference guides, there are no competitors to this book. there is nothing as comprehensive and as scientifically rigorous as this book.’

Source: Doody’s

'This is a well-organized book … It achieves the editors' goals and would be a worthwhile addition to the library of Oncology units and palliative care services.'

Roger Woodruff - Director of Palliative Care, Melbourne, Australia

'… this is an excellent book. It presents a vast array of information in a clear, accurate and accessible fashion, which is relevant to the non-specialist and specialist alike … it represents very good value. In producing a textbook on cancer pain, the editors' stated aim was to provide a 'comprehensive, clinically oriented, and scholarly review of all aspects of this complex and multidimensional problem'. They have succeeded admirably.'

Source: Palliative Medicine

'Written by an international team of contributors, Cancer Pain provides a truly comprehensive, clinically oriented, scholarly review of all aspects of this complex, multidimensional issue … The book is a helpful resource for all those dealing with cancer pain - physicians, nurses and medical students alike.'

Source: Cancer World

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