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Management of neuropathic pain following treatment for breast cancer in the absence of recurrence: A challege for the radiation oncologist

Clubb, B

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This report reviews various management options for treatment-induced neuropathic pain in breast cancer. First-line options include tricyclic antidepressants and anticonvulsant drugs. Opioids should be prescribed according to published guidelines. Second-line treatments include lignocaine, mexiletine and ketamine. Sympatholytic therapies are available to patients with features of chronic regional pain syndrome. Anti-inflammatory agents are used for neurogenic inflammation. Surgical interventions...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/82947
Source: Australasian Radiology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2004.01346.x

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