All health professionals, regardless of specialty, will care for patients with pain that has persisted for more than 6 months. Fast Facts: Chronic and Cancer Pain distils a large amount of pain-related evidence into a highly accessible overview of a variety of chronic pain syndromes. Its practical format is aimed to bring busy health professionals - most of whom are well aware that they have experienced little or no pain management education or training - up to speed with the latest information on chronic and cancer pain. With health services around the world responding to calls to improve the management of painful long-term conditions, develop preventive and cost-effective solutions, and respond to patient choice and voice, this easy-to-read fact-packed book is a timely resource that provides a concise introduction to the complex and extensive field of chronic pain. It is essential reading for all GPs, nurses, junior hospital doctors, physical therapists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, medical specialists and medical students wanting - and needing - to know more. -- Publisher information.