Global disparities in cancer pain management and palliative care

Madhuri Are, Amanda McIntyre, Suresh Reddy

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Abstract

Palliative care and pain management constitute an integral part of the multi-disciplinary approach to treating patients with cancer. There are major disparities in the global presence of sustainable palliative care models and universal availability of effective pain medications, especially in low and middle income countries with the highest predicted future burden of cancer. Active intervention is needed to improve the availability of palliative care and effective pain control worldwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-641
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume115
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

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Keywords

  • cancer pain
  • global cancer
  • global disparities
  • palliative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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