Cancer Pain

Editors: Hanna, Magdi, Zylicz, Z. (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive reference on all issues in cancer pain
  • Highlights the latest developments in the treatment of cancer pain, giving context to new developments
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About this book

Cancer Pain provides a comprehensive, practical guide to the management of pain in cancer patients. Beginning with a discussion of current issues in the control of cancer pain, the initial chapters provide a clear, concise explanation of cancer pain syndromes, an up-to-date understanding of the pathophysiological mechanism and recent developments in creating pre-clinical cancer pain models. The book offers the reader the wide and improved options for management of cancer pain in clinical practice including the use of opioid and non-opioid drugs and the role of non-pharmacological methods in pain control. Subsequent chapters address particular challenges in pain control, such as breakthrough pain, neuropathic cancer pain, as well as pain associated with cancer treatment which, until recently, has not been fully appreciated. Recent issues relating to new adverse side effects to chronic opioid medications such as hyperalgesia and neurotoxicity are explained, and best practice to reduce or avoid them is stated. The book also aims to aid in the overall educational need for young doctors as well as established primary care physicians by highlighting the available tools and the importance of early pain interventions in the overall cancer treatment strategy.

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Selected as “Highly Commended” at BMA Medical Book Awards for 2014.

“The books strengths are its relatively small size and comprehensive review of many of the evolving and grey areas of Cancer Pain. It is easy to read, and makes a point of reviewing complex, and often unsolved areas of practice with a straight-forward approach, using modern research. … This is an extremely useful book, reviewing many of the difficult areas in current practice. Aimed mainly at the specialist; it is easy or read, with clear and useful references.” (BMA Medical Book Awards, September, 2014)

“The book is certainly up-to-date. Each chapter begins with a short abstract and concludes with key points that allow the reader to quickly scan the chapter and glean the important details. ... the book would be useful to have on the shelf for reference. It provides a thorough overview of the field and serves to highlight the need for a better understanding of this subject.” (Jonathan Yen, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, Vol. 61, May, 2014)

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eBook $59.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer Pain
Editors
  • Magdi Hanna
  • Z. Zylicz
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-230-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-230-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-229-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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