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Pain (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI] - Introduction

This patient summary on pain is adapted from the summary written for health professionals by cancer experts. This and other credible information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, and ongoing clinical trials is available from the National Cancer Institute. Pain associated with cancer can be controlled in most patients but is frequently undertreated. This brief summary describes the management of cancer pain with the use of medication, physical methods, and psychological intervention.

This summary is about pain in adults with cancer.

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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