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Pain is complex….

This article provides signposts to guidance and advice on pain that is not covered in this course
Photograph of a wooden signpost on the top of a hill in the countryside.  The signs and blank and point in several directions
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We recognise that pain management is complex. Therefore, we have provided some links to pain problems which are beyond the scope of this course.
We will not cover neuropathic pain specifically, even though it is common in cancer, because it typically does not respond well to opioids. Nor does this course educate about opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. We have, however, provided some links to sources of information and guidance on painful conditions beyond the scope of this module for your information.
Move onto the next step to find out how our patient, Terry, has been managing with his cancer pain.
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Opioid analgesics: Treating Pain in People with Cancer

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