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Most people with advanced cancer report pain–60% to 85%.

Green C, Hart-Johnson T, Loeffler D. Cancer-Related Chronic Pain: Examining quality of life in diverse cancer survivors. Cancer. 2011; 117(9): 1994-2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21509777

Reference

Title
Cancer-Related Chronic Pain: Examining quality of life in diverse cancer survivors
Publication
Cancer
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Green C, Hart-Johnson T, Loeffler D
Volume & Issue
Volume 117, Issue 9
Pages
1994-2003
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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