Hypercalcemia is the most common metabolic complication associated with malignancy and associated with poor prognosis; treatment is important for symptom palliation
This article reviews current practices of opioid prescribing in palliative care and suggests some pointers for safe prescribing for these patients.
Vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is a premalignant lesion involving the squamous epithelium of the fulva. It is relatively uncommon but has a chronic course and is often difficult to eradicate. The risk of VIN developing into an invasive carcinoma means that is should be managed by clinicians with appropriate expertise
Reviews several of the opioid pain relief medications, in which transdermal delivery has become a popular mechanism for pain relief.
Reviews the growing body of evidence of the role of acupuncture in pain management in cancer and palliative care.
Ovarian cancer cases are being missed because diagnosis guidelines do not mention abdominal distension, the symptom most likely to be associated with the cancer, a study suggests.
A case study of a solitary plasmacytoma of the scapula involves a radical curative resection
Spinal cord compression (SCC) is always a clinical emergency, but clinical detection and management in the ‘impending stage’ of cord compression can improve morbidity and mortality.
The case of 54-year-old dressmaker with a six-month history of colorectal carcinoma leads to spinal compression and Horner’s syndrome
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