Focused review: Pain management in cancer rehabilitation

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Significant pain is experienced by the majority of cancer patients during the course of their illness. Despite the widespread availability of effective therapy, undertreatment remains common. Opioid pharmacotherapy has emerged as the mainstay of cancer pain management. Coanalgesic administration, disease-modifying therapies, and interventional strategies may be used concurrently to augment pain relief. Adequate pain management is a requisite condition for successful rehabilitation of patients with neoplasms. Overall Article Objective: To describe common cancer- and treatment-related pain syndromes and the analgesic approaches commonly utilized in the management of cancer pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number3 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Analgesia
  • Analgesics
  • Cancer
  • Opioid
  • Pain
  • Palliative care
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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