Thursday, August 19, 2021

Maintaining Access to Pain Management for Cancer Patients & Survivors

 This article was posted on Cancer Action Network on April 22, 2021.

"Pain is one of the most feared symptoms for cancer patients and survivors – nearly 60% of patients in active treatment and 30% of patients who have completed treatment experience pain.[1] Pain can be caused by the cancer itself, for instance when tumors interfere with normal body function. Pain can also be caused by cancer treatments. Research has concluded that about one-quarter of women who have had breast cancer surgery have significant and persistent breast pain six months after the procedure.[2]"


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