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Flashcards in Cancer Pain Management Deck (10)
1

Acute RUQ pain with history of HCC suggests

hemmorhage into tumor; May need emergent CTA with embolization or surgery.

2

Management of pathologic fractures of long bones

surgical stabilization if consistent with goals of care

3

management of vertebral collapse from pathologic fracture

Pain management;
Vertebroplasty only in select patients with neurologic imparement.

4

Radiation therapy for pathologic fractures?

Consider for all fractures from metastatic disease; achieves multiple weeks of pain control.

5

Dosing of palliative RT for bone mets?

8 Gy in single fraction achieves pain control; may need repeat dosing.

6

Noninfectious mucositis: definition

Oral ulcers; most common after bone marrow transplant and H&N RT

7

Chemotherpy (5) most associated with neuropathy:

Cisplatin
Paclitaxel
Oxaliplatin
Thalidomide
Bortezomib

8

Which is more painful, RT plexopathy or tumor invasion plexopathy

tumor invasion

9

Treatment for Painful gynecomastia during anti-androgen therapy for prostate cancer

Radiation; typically preemptive as this side effect is common

10

Evaluation of new-onset severe pain in lymphedemetous limb

Rule out infection or a second malignancy (Stewart -Treves)