Cancer pain: Part 2: Physical, interventional and complimentary therapies; management in the community; acute, treatment-related and complex cancer pain: A perspective from the British Pain Society endorsed by the UK Association of Palliative Medicine and

Raphael, J., Hester, J., Ahmedzai, S., Barrie, J., Farqhuar-Smith, P., Williams, J., … Sparkes, E. (2010). Cancer pain: Part 2: Physical, interventional and complimentary therapies; management in the community; acute, treatment-related and complex cancer pain: A perspective from the British Pain Society endorsed by the UK Association of Palliative Medicine and. Pain Medicine, 11(6), 872–896“.https://www.britishpainsociety.org/static/uploads/resources/files/book_c....

This white paper, prepared by the British Pain Society, gives an overview of the current evidence on cancer pain management. The document gives an overview of cancer pain pathophysiology as well as sections on pain assessment, psychology of pain management, physical therapies, complementary therapies, and more. A few of the relevant major findings are: 1) most cancer pain is neuropathic in origin, 2) patient education is effective in reducing cancer pain intensity, 3) there is some limited evidence to support alternative therapies for cancer pain.

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