Cancer-related pain Book Section


Authors: Tickoo, R. S.; Key, R. G.; Breitbart, W. S.
Editors: Holland, J. C.; Breitbart, W. S.; Butow, P. N.; Jacobsen, P. B.; Loscalzo, M. J.; McCorkle, R.
Article/Chapter Title: Cancer-related pain
Abstract: (from the chapter) Pain is perhaps among the most prevalent and distressing symptoms encountered in patients with cancer, and as the baby boomers age, the number of people with cancer-related pain will increase. All patients are at a risk of experiencing pain during their course of treatment and even after. The number of new cancer patients is expected to more than double from 1.36 million in 2000 to almost 3.0 million in 2050. Psychiatric and psychological consultation in the psycho-oncology setting must take into account the important relationships between pain and psychological and psychiatric morbidity. Uncontrolled pain can mimic psychiatric disorders, so mental health clinicians must be knowledgeable about pain and its appropriate management to recognize cancer-related pain when it is present. In addition, psychiatrists and psychologists can play a vital role in the multidisciplinary approach to managing cancer pain at all stages of disease. This chapter reviews the prevalence of pain in cancer, pain syndromes, and pain assessment issues, the recommendations of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for cancer-related pain. Psychiatric and psychological interventions in the treatment of cancer pain have now become an integral part of a comprehensive approach to pain management and are highlighted in this chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
Keywords: morbidity; oncology; mental health; cancer-related pain; distressing symptoms
Book Title: Psycho-Oncology. 3rd ed
ISBN: 978-0-19-936331-5
Publisher: Oxford University Press  
Publication Place: Oxford, UK
Date Published: 2015-01-01
Start Page: 171
End Page: 198
Language: English
ACCESSION: Book: 2014-48591-025
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199363315.003.0025
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
PROVIDER: psycinfo
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Notes: Book Chapter: 25 -- Source: PsycINFO
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  1. William S Breitbart
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  2. Roma Tickoo
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  3. Richard Garrett Key
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