Pain Relief in Advanced CancerBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1340a (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1340
- G W Hanks
Robert Twycross Churchill Livingstone, pounds sterling 40, pp 577 ISBN 0 443 04119 9
Ask the man on the Clapham omnibus what frightens him about cancer and he is most likely to say pain, and in particular a painful death. This common perception should not be true, because we have the means and the knowledge to control pain in most patients with cancer. Why then are people afraid of it? The reason is that many patients still suffer pain …
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