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Neurolytic Blocks for Cancer Pain Management

Author(s): Dr G P Dureja

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2002;
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Keywords: Cancer Pain | Neurolytic BlocKs

Pain is among the most common symptom in cancer patients. It is estimated that 4 million cancer patients suffer pain globally and for most of these patients pain is not satisfactorily relieved. For over a decade; World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a lead in establishing a consensus for a scientifically valid method of relieving cancer pain that is relatively simple; inexpensive and easy to apply at community level; known as the WHO Three step Analgesic Ladder method.
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