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2022 May 09

J Oncol Pharm Pract

Non-pharmacological integrative therapies for chronic cancer pain.


Katta M R, Valisekka S S, Agarwal P, Hameed M, Shivam S, Kaur J, Prasad S, Bethineedi L D, Lavu D V, Katamreddy Y
J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2022 May 09:10781552221098437.
PMID: 35532081.


Chronic pain is one of the most detrimental symptoms exhibited by cancer patients, being an indication for opioid therapy in up to half of the patients' receiving chemotherapy and in 90% of advanced cases. Various successful non-pharmacological integrative therapy options have been explored and implemented to improve the quality of life in these patients. This review aims to highlight the mechanisms implicated; assessment tools used for cancer pain and summarize current evidence on non-pharmacological approaches in the treatment of chronic cancer pain.