Oncology Nursing Society Position

Oncology Nursing Society Position: Cancer Pain Management

cancer pain, position statement

Whether a result of disease or disease-related treatment, pain is a common symptom for patients with cancer. Pain is recognized as a personal experience and a symptom that has great impact on a patient's quality of life. People in pain are vulnerable and dependent on healthcare providers for access to pain management. Cancer pain frequently is inadequately addressed and treated.

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