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Although not all cancer patients will experience pain, cancer pain is very common.  Approximately 30-50% of patients with cancer experience pain while undergoing treatment, and more than 70% of patients with advanced cancer experience pain...
  Questions about cancer or its treatment? Get answers from a board-certified oncologist.   Please visit our Ask An Oncologist service.

Cancer-Pain.org - Connect to the latest and most accurate information on state-of-the-art management of cancer pain for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: Pain Management - General Leukemia information from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Detailed diagnostic and treatment information for different types of Leukemia also provided in its subdirectories. 

Ask NOAH about Cancer Pain - General and basic information on cancer pain and its treatment.

 


Cancer Pain Release - The publication of the World Health Organization global communications program to improve cancer pain control and palliative and supportive care. 

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Pain Control: A Guide for People with Cancer and Their Families - Find out how to work with your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to find the best method to control your cancer pain.

Cancer Pain Management for Children  - An educational pain management resource for health professionals who care for
children suffering from pain due to cancer.


Duragesic Website - Provide information on Duragesic patch, a strong medication for moderate-to-severe chronic pain, for patients and physicians.

OxyContin Information  - Prescription information (Lable).
 
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Kansas Cancer Pain Initiative - A statewide interdisciplinary nonprofit organization which was formed to improve the quality of life in persons from Kansas with cancer.

Washington and Alaska Cancer Pain Initiative - The Washington-Alaska Cancer Pain Initiative is a non-profit, multidisciplinary movement directed towards improving the management of cancer pain throughout the states of Washington and Alaska.

West Virginia Initiative for Cancer Pain - A cooperative educational effort dedicated to the development of programs designed to improve the recognition and management of cancer pain.

Wisconsin Cancer Pain Initiative - gives the basic facts about cancer pain, describes materials available, and gives information about other state cancer pain initiatives.

American Pain Society - A multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain. 
 
 
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