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2022 Jun 22

Rev Med Suisse



[Chronic cancer pain: pathophysiology and ICD-11 classification].


Chams C, Borda De Agua Reis A, Berna C, Suter MR
Rev Med Suisse. 2022 Jun 22; 18(787):1259-1263.
PMID: 35735150.


Chronic cancer pain is one of the most common symptoms affecting oncology patients and cancer survivors. Epidemiological trends show that its recognition and management are increasingly important. The ICD-11 provides a better analysis of this problem based on the pathophysiological characteristics of cancer-related pain. This article proposes to review the mechanisms of cancer-related pain in relation to this classification.