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2021 May 07

Curr Pain Headache Rep



Interventional Therapies for Pain in Cancer Patients: a Narrative Review.


Hao D, Sidharthan S, Cotte J, Decker M, Salisu-Orhurhu M, Olatoye D, Karri J, Hagedorn JM, Adekoya P, Odonkor C, Gulati A, Orhurhu V
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2021 May 07; 25(7):44.
PMID: 33961156.


Pain is a prevalent symptom in the lives of patients with cancer. In light of the ongoing opioid epidemic and increasing awareness of the potential for opioid abuse and addiction, clinicians are progressively turning to interventional therapies. This article reviews the interventional techniques available to mitigate the debilitating effects that untreated or poorly treated pain have in this population.