Pain management in lung cancer

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Abstract

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Not only burdened by the limited overall survival, lung cancer patient also suffer from various symptoms, such as pain, that implicated in the quality of life. Cancer pain is a complicated and transiently dynamic symptom that results from multiple mechanisms. This review will describe the pathophysiology of cancer pain and general approach in managing a patient with lung cancer pain. The use of opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and adjuvant analgesia, as part of the pharmacology therapy along with interventional strategy, will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Respiratory Medicine
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • Pain
  • Therapeutic strategy

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