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Around 59 percent of cancer patients in active treatment, 33 percent of survivors, and 64 percent with advanced/metastatic/terminal disease experience pain.

Van den Beuken-van Everdingen M, de Rijke J, Kessels A, Schouten H, et al. Prevalence of Pain in Patients with Cancer: A systematic review of the past 40 years. Ann Oncol. 2007; 18(9): 1437-49. https://academic.oup.com/annonc/article/18/9/1437/204575/Prevalence-of-pain-in-patients-with-cancer-a

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Pain in Patients with Cancer: A systematic review of the past 40 years
Publication
Ann Oncol
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Van den Beuken-van Everdingen M, de Rijke J, Kessels A, Schouten H, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 18, Issue 9
Pages
1437-49
URL
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