Relief of Cancer Pain in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Jung Wan Choe, Jong Jin Hyun

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Abstract

Pancreatic cancer is a dismal disease with a poor prognosis and is one of the most painful malignancies. Therefore, adequate pain control is essential to improving the patient's quality of life. Pain in pancreatic cancer has complex pathophysiologic mechanisms and different characteristics. The choice of pain management modalities should be individualized depending on the pain characteristics using a multidisciplinary approach. The treatment options available include medical treatment, chemotherapy, celiac plexus/ganglion neurolysis, radiotherapy, and endoscopic technique. This review discusses the medical and interventional options, leading to optimal pain management in patients with pancreatic cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 25

Keywords

  • Pain management
  • Pancreatic cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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