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CANCER PAIN
Cancer pain is an unpleasant sensory & emotional experience due to actual or potential tissue damage in patients with cancer.
Effective pain management in cancer patients with pain is an essential part of oncologic management due to increasing evidence of survival.
Pancreatic, head & neck cancer has a high prevalence of cancer pain.
During initial evaluation, follow-ups and new therapy initiation of patients with cancer, it is essential that they will be screened & evaluated for pain.

Introduction

  • Effective pain management in cancer patients with pain is an essential part of oncologic management due to increasing evidence of survival
    • Chronic pain syndrome also often occurs following cancer treatments
  • Pancreatic, head & neck cancer has a high prevalence of cancer pain
  • During initial evaluation, follow-ups & new therapy initiation of patients with cancer, it is essential that they be screened & evaluated for pain

Definition

  • An unpleasant sensory & emotional experience due to actual or potential tissue damage in patients with cancer
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