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Cancer pain: Other resources

This page contains links and information related to the topic of cancer pain management, with a medical professional focus. 

Guidelines and standards

Clinical Guidelines Network - Cancer pain management in adults


ArticlesRead the Australian Cancer Pain Guidelines which is currently in process of being updated, also referenced and linked below.

Australian Adult Cancer Pain Management Guideline Working Party. Cancer pain management in adults. Sydney: Cancer Council Australia. [Version URL:, cited 2019 Sep 24]. Available from:

Professional resources

Opioids for pain relief in palliative care overview - flowchart (NICE) (UK)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), has a number of interactive flowcharts enriched with content and linked to resources on the NICE website. Explore the link below for more information about opioids for cancer pain management in palliative care.

Website​Opioids for pain relief in palliative care overview flowchart.

Management of Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers Guideline - Universal Precautions in Chronic Cancer Pain Management - flowchart (ASCO) (US)

WebsiteView the flowchart here, and read the current guideline here from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The ASCO website has many more resources and can be accessed here.

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