We don’t post about children’s cancer issues very often. There are lots of kid’s cancer sites out there–and we need to narrow the focus of our already expansive site.

But we couldn’t ignore this alarming article about how young cancer patients are often under medicated for pain:

Acute Pain Management in Children Deemed ‘Abysmal’
Elsevier Global Medical News. 2010 Aug 9, by P Wendling

MINNEAPOLIS (EGMN) – Clinicians consistently undertreat acute pain in hospitalized children, despite parents’ expectations that everything possible is being done to relieve their children’s suffering.

Fascinating, although disturbing article. Anyone with any interest in childhood cancers should read it. Go to: Data show that with the same procedure, adults are getting many more pain doses than children to read the article on OncologyStat.com.

Feel good and keep smiling! Pat & Pattie

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