Patients with early-stage breast cancer who undergo mastectomy with or without reconstruction are at risk of prolonged opioid use.
Prescription drug monitoring programs that aim to prevent opioid misuse may be affecting patients with cancer who need pain management.
The use of acupuncture and/or acupressure is associated with reduced cancer pain and decreased use of analgesics.
Researchers sought to analyze how pain management affects quality of life and overall survival for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.
Younger patients with colorectal cancer are more likely to present with abdominal pain and via an emergency.
Two separate oral rinses were found to reduce pain from oral mucositis and mouth sores in patients receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancers when compared to placebo.
Children with cancer who were asked to choose the type of medical support received during invasive procedures were found to be empowered and to experience reduced levels of distress.
Articles discussing the use of cannabis as a substitute for opioids highlight the limitations of the existing scientific evidence in the field.
An artificial intelligence (AI)-based smartphone app can reduce the severity of cancer patients’ reported pain and hospital admissions.
Artificial intelligence and mobile technology combined in a smartphone app demonstrated an ability to accurately measure and respond to urgency of patients’ pain.