Cancer is a major source of morbidity and mortality. Besides being the
leading cause of death in Singapore, the effects of being struck by cancer are
often devastating to the individual and his or her family.
These guidelines should provide a welcome aid to doctors who manage
patients with cancer. The key messages that are made in these guidelines are
that cancer pain represents unnecessary suffering and cancer pain can be
controlled in the majority of patients through relatively simple means.
Guidance is provided on evaluating cancer pain and the various options for