Israeli oncologist: Palliative care neglected in developing world

13.01.2014                      12.Schwat.5774

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Israeli oncologist: Palliative care neglected in developing world

Prof. Nathan Cherny, veteran oncologist and head of palliative medicine at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical center says cancer pain should be obsolete.

Cancer patients suffering from intolerable pain have a natural right to receive medications to alleviate their suffering. But the first-ever global survey by the European Society for Medical Oncology – headed by an Israeli palliative medicine specialist – has found that a “pandemic of untreated cancer pain” caused by too strict regulation of pain medication has become a “scandal of global proportions”….