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Chronic pain treatment in a cancer survivor — a case study

Magdalena Krzyżak-Jankowicz, Robert Jankowicz
Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2017;11(3):118-121.

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Vol 11, No 3 (2017)
Case report
Published online: 2017-12-21

Abstract

Pain in cancer survivors is a major and growing problem. As with all patients, cancer survivors may experience pain from common conditions unrelated to cancer. In addition, survivors may experience comorbid chronic pain acquired or exacerbated during cancer treatment. However, most chronic pain in cancer survivors is treatment related. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapy and other treatments, in combination or alone, have the potential to lead to severe persistent pain. This paper presents a case of 61 year-old cancer survivor (from melanoma malignum chorioideae), who was treated with surgery and radiotherapy and as consequence of the management he suffered from chronic facial pain. Pain was managed with oxycodone/naloxon prolonged release tablets, pregabaline and duloxetine with good pain control.

Abstract

Pain in cancer survivors is a major and growing problem. As with all patients, cancer survivors may experience pain from common conditions unrelated to cancer. In addition, survivors may experience comorbid chronic pain acquired or exacerbated during cancer treatment. However, most chronic pain in cancer survivors is treatment related. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapy and other treatments, in combination or alone, have the potential to lead to severe persistent pain. This paper presents a case of 61 year-old cancer survivor (from melanoma malignum chorioideae), who was treated with surgery and radiotherapy and as consequence of the management he suffered from chronic facial pain. Pain was managed with oxycodone/naloxon prolonged release tablets, pregabaline and duloxetine with good pain control.
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Keywords

pain, pharmacotherapy, oxycodone, pregabaline, duloxetine

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Title

Chronic pain treatment in a cancer survivor — a case study

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 11, No 3 (2017)

Article type

Case report

Pages

118-121

Published online

2017-12-21

Bibliographic record

Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2017;11(3):118-121.

Keywords

pain
pharmacotherapy
oxycodone
pregabaline
duloxetine

Authors

Magdalena Krzyżak-Jankowicz
Robert Jankowicz

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