Easing cancer pain through treatment options

Mich Health Hosp. Mar-Apr 1999;35(2):14-6.


The diagnosis of life-threatening illness delivers patients and families into new and often unfamiliar territory--a place one author has named "the country of illness." There are no easy road maps in that new world, and the way is made harder by the burdens thrust upon its inhabitants. For cancer patients, one of the greatest burdens is the pain that comes with the disease.

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics, Non-Narcotic / adverse effects
  • Analgesics, Non-Narcotic / therapeutic use
  • Analgesics, Opioid / adverse effects
  • Analgesics, Opioid / therapeutic use
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / complications*
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Neoplasms / surgery
  • Pain, Intractable / drug therapy
  • Pain, Intractable / prevention & control*
  • Pain, Intractable / radiotherapy
  • Pain, Intractable / surgery
  • Palliative Care / methods*
  • United States


  • Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
  • Analgesics, Opioid