Chronic Pain After Surgery for Breast Cancer



As more women survive breast cancer, an increasing number are burdened with the sequelae of the disease, including chronic pain. This can be a source of considerable disability to those already under a sizable amount of medical, financial, social, and psychological distress. Understanding the possible therapeutic options available for such patients can provide tremendous psychological and physical relief. This chapter provides an overview of common pain syndromes and possible treatment options.


Chronic Pain Neuropathic Pain Postherpetic Neuralgia Intercostal Nerve Chronic Neuropathic Pain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pain Management, Department of AnesthesiaStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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