Transformation of acute cancer pain to chronic cancer pain syndromes Journal Article


Authors: Burton, A. W.; Fine, P. G.; Passik, S. D.
Article Title: Transformation of acute cancer pain to chronic cancer pain syndromes
Abstract: For many cancer survivors, disease-related long-term morbidities and the application of advanced cancer treatments have resulted in the development of a chronic pain state. This brief review explores the relationship between what is known about the treatment of active cancer pain syndromes-both continuous pain and breakthrough pain-and persisting pain syndromes in cancer survivors. We also posit that because there is evidence to suggest that poorly treated acute pain can lead to protracted pain conditions, acute pain should be recognized and treated promptly, both for short- and long-term gain. In the short term, better acute pain treatment can improve functionality and psychological well-being, whereas in the long term, mounting evidence suggests that it could prevent of future chronic pain. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: cancer chemotherapy; review; breast cancer; neuropathy; prevalence; cancer pain; cancer survivor; risk assessment; narcotic analgesic agent; head and neck cancer; acupuncture; chronic pain; platinum complex; taxane derivative; psychological well being; pain assessment; postoperative pain; neuropathic pain; clonazepam; fentanyl; gabapentin; opiate addiction; mouth disease; breakthrough pain; jaw osteonecrosis; mastalgia; fentanyl citrate; analgesic agent abuse; application site irritation; phantom pain
Journal Title: The Journal of Supportive Oncology
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1544-6794
Publisher: BioLink Communications  
Date Published: 2012-05-01
Start Page: 89
End Page: 95
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.suponc.2011.08.004
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 22284639
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 4 June 2012" - "CODEN: JSOOB" - "Source: Scopus"
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