Pain pp 945-948 | Cite as

Principles of Treatment

  • Hassan Aboumerhi
  • Magdalena AnitescuEmail author


Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality in the United States. Often associated with malignancies, chronic pain has become an indistinguishable component of cancer. Pain management interventions are available to treat cancer pain effectively. Multidisciplinary treatment is necessary with teams of oncologists, pain physicians, and psychiatrists working together to identify cancer states with intractable pain in need of complex interventions.


Chronic pain Pain management Interventional pain Cancer pain Terminal cancer Palliative care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Chicago MedicineChicagoUSA

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