Poor Pain Control for Cancer Patients – NYTimes.com

Good piece on chronic pain and how this often falls between the cracks after cancer treatment (I have been very fortunate in that regard). Quote:

In the case of chronic pain, one thing is clear: Adding assessments to a checklist of vital signs and mandating more physician education aren’t enough.

“Pain is all about the doctor-patient relationship and taking the whole person into account,” Dr. Fisch said. “Those things are not quick fixes.”

Poor Pain Control for Cancer Patients – NYTimes.com.

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6 thoughts on “Poor Pain Control for Cancer Patients – NYTimes.com

  1. Chronic pain can sometimes come with the outcome. It’s important to stay ahead of pain management. Pain can effect thinking and emotions insidiously. Trying to ‘play through it’ or ‘suck it up’ may be self delusional. Just ask your spouse!

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