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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