American Cancer Society's Guide to Pain Control: Understanding and Managing Cancer Pain [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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American Cancer Society's Guide to Pain Control: Understanding and Managing Cancer Pain

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604431100
  • Publisher: American Cancer Society, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,301,180
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

American Cancer Society is a trusted provider of unbiased general information and personalized cancer-related health information and guidance. Its goals emphasize prevention, early detection, and screening; comprehensive treatment information that can help patients make informed decisions; practical answers to patients' questions about work, insurance, money, and planning for the future; and strategies for coping with the physical symptoms and emotional effects of cancer.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understanding Cancer Pain 7
Chapter 2 Coping with the Emotional and Social Impact of Cancer Pain 23
Chapter 3 Achieving Effective Pain Control 43
Chapter 4 Describing and Measuring Your Pain 55
Chapter 5 Pain Relief through Medication 75
Chapter 6 Other Medical Approaches to Pain Management 105
Chapter 7 Complementary Nondrug Treatments 119
Chapter 8 Managing Side Effects of Opioids 143
Chapter 9 Cancer Pain in Specific Groups 159
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