Archive for Saturday, March 3, 2001

Coping with cancer pain

March 3, 2001

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At least half of all cancer patients experience chronic pain, and at least a quarter experience breakthrough pain spikes lasting three minutes to three hours that most patients rate 10 on a scale of one to 10.

The Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) says there is no need for cancer patients to live with excruciating pain.

ACOR has assembled a Web site, www.cancer-pain.org, to help patients and caregivers learn more about pain, how to deal with it and possible treatments.

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