Cancer pain management and palliative care

Patricia Schofield, Amanda Clarke

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Abstract

The management of pain for older people with cancer is complex and multimodal. Older individuals are more likely than younger people to have other medical problems and disabilities; comorbidities may be a predictor of poorer pain control, greater symptom burden, greater functional impairment, increased use of healthcare services, and mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalGeriatric Medicine
Volume39
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Keywords

  • pain
  • cancer

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