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Vol 8, No 1 (2009)
Case reports
Published online: 2009-02-06
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Patient with disseminated renal cell cancer with severe bone and neuropathic pain syndrome and social problems - a case report

Wojciech Leppert
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2009;8(1):27-30.

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Vol 8, No 1 (2009)
Case reports
Published online: 2009-02-06

Abstract

A 72-years-old woman diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma and metastases to pelvic bones that caused severe bone and neuropathic pain was depicted. Apart from difficulties in pain management social problems connected with the care for a patient’s spouse who also needed palliative care due to disseminated prostate cancer and died during the care for the patient were discussed. This patient’s case indicates the need for holistic approach to patients in palliative care with the provision of effective symptomatic treatment along with comprehensive psychosocial and spiritual support.

Abstract

A 72-years-old woman diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma and metastases to pelvic bones that caused severe bone and neuropathic pain was depicted. Apart from difficulties in pain management social problems connected with the care for a patient’s spouse who also needed palliative care due to disseminated prostate cancer and died during the care for the patient were discussed. This patient’s case indicates the need for holistic approach to patients in palliative care with the provision of effective symptomatic treatment along with comprehensive psychosocial and spiritual support.
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Keywords

analgesics; pain; palliative care; treatment

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Title

Patient with disseminated renal cell cancer with severe bone and neuropathic pain syndrome and social problems - a case report

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 8, No 1 (2009)

Pages

27-30

Published online

2009-02-06

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2009;8(1):27-30.

Keywords

analgesics
pain
palliative care
treatment

Authors

Wojciech Leppert

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