One Third of Cancer Patients Receive Inadequate Pain Treatment
Medical News Today. Among those patients, minorities are twice as likely to receive insufficient pain medications.
The study, performed at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is the largest assessment ever conducted in an outpatient setting regarding cancer pain.
Researchers concluded that in order to improve symptom control, physicians must be "open-minded, appropriately gauging the needs of their patients, and patients and caregivers need to be more willing to communicate their pain level and other symptoms."
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