Cancer Doctors Still Not Great With Patients' Pain
It remains under-recognized and under-treated, survey finds
By Jenifer Goodwin
THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Oncologists think they are good at managing cancer patients' pain, but a new survey shows otherwise.
In response to two hypothetical vignettes describing a cancer patient who was suffering from pain, the majority of oncologists offered up a treatment plan that pain specialists would consider "unacceptable."
"There are serious deficiencies in oncologists' knowledge of cancer pain management," said study author Brenda Breuer, director of epidemiologic research in the department of pain medicine and palliative care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
The study appears in the Nov. 14 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology...
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