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You don't have to live in pain
Effective pain management enables you to live the life you want to lead--to eat, sleep, spend time with loved ones, work, pursue hobbies, and take part in other activities. The American Cancer Society’s Guide to Pain Control explains the many pain-relief options available, including medicines and other methods. Inside, you will discover how to achieve acceptable pain control and how to understand the optimal balance between pain relief and the potential side effects of pain medications. This book also provides:
This revised edition reflects an increased focus on practical information for you and your loved ones and caregivers. Using the information in this book, you can partner with your health care teams to create effective pain-relief plans for your unique situations. When cancer pain is well-controlled, you can better tolerate treatment and can regain control of your life.
". . . essential reading for people with cancer and their family members."
--From the Foreword by Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., F.A.A.N., City of Hope National Medical Center
"[The American Cancer Society's Guide to] Pain Control: Understanding and Managing Cancer Pain is unique among other pain resources in that it is simple yet comprehensive, with timely and appropriate content for all
patients with cancer and their families."
--Oncology Nursing Forum/Knowledge Central, January 2005