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What is Cancer Breakthrough Pain?

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The original definition of cancer breakthrough pain (cBTP), given by Portenoy and Hagen [1], is the template upon which the majority of subsequent definitions have been based: breakthrough pain (BTP) is a transitory increase in pain to greater than moderate intensity on a baseline pain of moderate intensity or less.

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Taylor, D. (2013). What is Cancer Breakthrough Pain?. In: Managing Cancer Breakthrough Pain. Springer Healthcare, Tarporley. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-908517-83-8_2

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