Summary of Innovation in tackling cancer pain in Africa: Revision and new options for treatment – 2021
Pain is the most frequent symptom in the presence of advanced cancer. Yet, the treatment of pain is often inadequate, ineffective and only applied in the later stages of disease which contributes to medical complications and increases the psychological burden for patients and their relatives. In Africa, pain management needs a paradigm shift and pain drugs need to be cheap, safe, easily available and not addictive so that many patients can benefit from them.
Experts explain the mechanism of pain by sharing the latest insights, options for new treatment and by discussing how to train a new generation of pain specialists in Africa.