Cancers, Vol. 12, Pages 214: Chronic Non-Malignant Pain in Patients with Cancer Seen at a Timely Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic

Cancers, Vol. 12, Pages 214: Chronic Non-Malignant Pain in Patients with Cancer Seen at a Timely Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers12010214 Authors: David Hui Eman Abdelghani Joseph Chen Shiva Dibaj Donna Zhukovsky Rony Dev Kimberson Tanco Ali Haider Ahsan Azhar Akhila Reddy Daniel Epner Joseph Arthur Shalini Dalal Yvonne Heung Suresh Reddy Maxine De La Cruz Diane Liu Eduardo Bruera Palliative care is seeing cancer patients earlier in the disease trajectory with a multitude of chronic issues. Chronic non-malignant pain (CNMP) in cancer patients is under-studied. In this prospective study, we examined the prevalence and management of CNMP in cancer patients seen at our supportive care clinic for consultation. We systematically characterized each pain type with the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) and documented current treatments. The attending physician made the pain diagnoses according to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) task force classification. Among 200 patients (mean age 60 years, 69% metastatic disease, 1-year survival of 77%), the median number of pain diagnosis was 2 (IQR 1–2); 67 (34%, 95% CI 28–41%) had a diagnosis of CNMP; 133 (67%) had cancer-related pain; and 52 (26%) had treatment-related pain. In total, 12/31 (39%) patients with only CNMP and 21/36 (58%) patients with CNMP and other pain diagnoses were on opioids. There was a total of 94 CNMP diagnoses...
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