TITLE

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Pain Management: A Systematic Review

AUTHOR(S)
Singh, Priyanka; Chaturvedi, Aditi
PUB. DATE
January 2015
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Palliative Care;Jan-Apr2015, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Quality of life (QoL) encompasses the physical, psychosocial, social and spiritual dimensions of life lived by a person. Cancer pain is one of the physical component has tremendous impact on the QoL of the patient. Cancer pain is multifaceted and complex to understand and managing cancer pain involves a tool box full of pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions but still there are 50-70% of cancer patients who suffer from uncontrolled pain and they fear pain more than death. Aggressive surgeries, radiotherapy and chemotherapy focus more on prolonging the survival of the patient failing to realize that the QoL lived also matters equally. This paper reviews complementary and alternative therapy approaches for cancer pain and its impact in improving the QoL of cancer patients.
ACCESSION #
100830897

 

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