Flashcards in Cancer Pain Management Deck (10)
Acute RUQ pain with history of HCC suggests
hemmorhage into tumor; May need emergent CTA with embolization or surgery.
Management of pathologic fractures of long bones
surgical stabilization if consistent with goals of care
management of vertebral collapse from pathologic fracture
Vertebroplasty only in select patients with neurologic imparement.
Radiation therapy for pathologic fractures?
Consider for all fractures from metastatic disease; achieves multiple weeks of pain control.
Dosing of palliative RT for bone mets?
8 Gy in single fraction achieves pain control; may need repeat dosing.
Noninfectious mucositis: definition
Oral ulcers; most common after bone marrow transplant and H&N RT
Chemotherpy (5) most associated with neuropathy:
Which is more painful, RT plexopathy or tumor invasion plexopathy
Treatment for Painful gynecomastia during anti-androgen therapy for prostate cancer
Radiation; typically preemptive as this side effect is common