[Home terminal care for lung cancer--subcutaneous injection with morphine hydrochloride for cancer related pain from metastatic bone cancer in a terminal lung cancer patient].Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 1996 Dec; 23 Suppl 3:285-7.GT
Home management for cancer-related pain in a terminal cancer patient is usually performed by oral or intrarectal administration with analgesics. If such treatment fails to reduce cancer-related pain, we have to treat them with epidural, intravenous or subcutaneous injection of these agents in some cases. We encountered a terminal lung cancer patient with metastatic bone cancer who was treated with continuous subcutaneous injection of morphine hydrochloride at home. As a result, the patient's quality of life has been remarkably improved. The management of cancer-related pain with analgesics and terminal care at home are discussed.