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Papers: 18 May 2024 - 24 May 2024


Front Pain Res (Lausanne)



Should cancer pain still be considered a separate category alongside acute pain and chronic non-cancer pain? Reflections on ICD-11.


Bäckryd E


Traditionally, cancer pain has often been viewed as an independent third major category in pain medicine alongside acute pain and chronic non-cancer pain. However, the new chronic pain category MG30 in the eleventh version of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) includes cancer-related pain as one of its seven subgroups. In light of this, the aim of the paper is to investigate whether the traditional trichotomy should be replaced by a dichotomy between acute pain and chronic pain, cancer-related pain being part of both groups depending on the duration of pain.