An Overview of Current Recommendations and Options for the Management of Cancer Pain : A Comprehensive Review

It is estimated that one-third of oncologic patients in the USA do not receive analgesia proportional to or adequate for the intensity of their pain. A mechanism-based approach to oncologic pain therapy is critical to ensure that analgesia regimens are individualized and effective. Since the mechanisms that lead to cancer pain are complex, healthcare providers must be willing to elicit and recognize the symptoms of each individual patient since these factors influence both the experience of pain and response to treatment. This process is centered on the use of detailed history in order to understand symptom expression in the context of primary tumor diagnosis and progression, history of cancer pain, psychological distress, sleep disturbances, cognitive function, and addictive behavior. Incorporating all of these factors into the assessment of a patient's pain condition can facilitate management decisions and help predict patient response to treatment.

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2020

Contained In:

Oncology and therapy - (07.09.2020)

Language:

English

Contributors:

Gress, Kyle L
Charipova, Karina
Kaye, Alan D
Viswanath, Omar
Urits, Ivan

Links:

Volltext

Keywords:

Cancer pain
Chronic pain
Journal Article
Neoplasms
Opioids
Pain management
Review

Notes:

Date Revised 28.09.2020

published: Print-Electronic

Citation Status Publisher

Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Physical Description:

Online-Ressource

doi:

10.1007/s40487-020-00128-y

PMID:

32894414

PPN (Catalogue-ID):

NLM315618973