American Cancer Society's Guide to Pain Control
Understanding and Managing Cancer PainBook - 2004
Effective pain management enables people with cancer to live the lives they want to lead--to eat, sleep, spend time with loved ones, work, pursue hobbies--and this helpful guide explains the many pain-relief options available, including medicines and other methods. Readers will discover how to achieve acceptable pain control and how to understand the optimal balance between pain relief and the potential side effects of pain medications. The book addresses step-by-step ways to describe pain and communicate pain-relief needs; common barriers to pain relief and how to overcome them; and practical tips and strategies for coping with side effects of pain medication.