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How Can Cancer Survivors Deal With Chronic Pain?

Many patients face years of persistent pain even after treatment is complete

“Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” ~ Albert Schweitzer Cancer pain has many causes. In the early stages of treatment, pain is most often the result of a tumor pressing on muscles, bones or … Continue reading

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How Will the “Opioid War” Affect People with Cancer?

Both the federal and state regulations may force cancer survivors to endure chronic pain

The United States is at war on a number of fronts. But here at home, a war is waging that might best be called the “Opioid War.” And like most wars, it is having a number of serious and unintended … Continue reading

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AMA Votes to Eliminate Pain as the Fifth Vital Sign

Physician group says patient perception of pain is "too subjective" to be reliable

In a move that was unsurprising to those who have been following the “opioid epidemic” in the United States, the American Medical Association declared in June that it was rescinding its recommendation that pain be assessed as the “fifth vital … Continue reading

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