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Pain pp 941-943 | Cite as

Comprehensive Evaluation of Patients with Cancer Pain

  • Puneet Sayal
  • Carrie Johnson
  • Peggy Y. KimEmail author
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Abstract

A comprehensive assessment of the oncology patient with pain relies on a thorough history and physical, including an evaluation of biological, psychosocial and functional factors. Consideration should also be given to the specific etiology of pain, whether it is due to the cancer itself, as a consequence of anticancer treatment, or unrelated to the underlying malignancy. In an effort to achieve maximal improvement in quality of life, attention should be paid to the bidirectional relationship of pain, psychological stress, physical illness and functionality.

Keywords

Cancer pain Comprehensive assessment Pain evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Spine, Pain & Performance CenterWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Carolinas Pain InstituteWinston SalemUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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