Pain related to cancer treatments and diagnostic procedures: A no man's land?

Carla I. Ripamonti, P. Bossi, D. Santini, M. Fallon

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Abstract

Background: While guidelines are available for the management of cancer-related pain, little attention is given to the assessment and treatment of pain caused by treatments and diagnostic procedures in cancer patients. Methods: We evaluated the literature on pain related to cancer treatment and diagnostic procedures within a critical analysis. Results: The data available are sparse, suggesting that little attention has been directed at this important aspect of oncology. This points to potentially suboptimal patient management. Conclusions: Appropriate studies are necessary in order to understand the incidence and appropriate management of pain, both during and/or after oncological treatments and diagnostic procedures. At the same time, Health Care Professionals should have heightened awareness of the causes and treatment of pain with the aim of anticipating and managing pain most appropriately for each individual patient. This is clearly an important component of holistic patient care before, during, and after oncological treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1097-1106
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Oncological treatments
  • Pain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medicine(all)

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Pain related to cancer treatments and diagnostic procedures : A no man's land? / Ripamonti, Carla I.; Bossi, P.; Santini, D.; Fallon, M.

In: Annals of Oncology, Vol. 25, No. 6, 2014, p. 1097-1106.

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