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Question: Isn't cancer a very painful disease?

Answer: Cancer can be very painful, especially if cancer tissues directly infiltrate bones and nerves. However, this is not inevitable. More important is knowing that pain management has come a long way. Most pain can be controlled by following an algorithm (a logical stepwise sequence to achieve a goal) recommended by the World Health Organisation. Many new analgesic preparations and adjunctive drugs (or drugs used in parallel) are available. Pain is much less of a problem today.

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The Malaysian Oncological Society gives advice in good faith based on the limited information supplied by the questioner. MOS is in no way responsible for any unintended consequences arising from such advice. All patients should be examined by an oncologist before undertaking any investigation or treatment.
 


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