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Pain in cancer survivors course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

This session describes the interventions that are available to treat cancer and which are associated with the development of persistent pain in cancer survivors.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • List the common reasons why patients who survive cancer experience persistent pain
  • Identify the underlying mechanisms causing this pain
  • Recognize the risk factors for persistent pain
  • Identify the criteria for categorizing and detecting persistent pain
  • List the measures that can be taken to prevent persistent pain
  • Describe how persistent pain can be treated

As improvements occur in the way in which cancer is detected and treated, so the number of patients surviving cancer increases. It is predicted that by the year 2020, there will be 3 million cancer survivors living in the United Kingdom. Many of the patients who survive cancer are affected by both the disease itself and the treatments they have received for their disease.

Instructors / Speakers
Matthew Brown,
Pain Research Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London

Matthew is the Pain Research Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital London and is undertaking a doctorate in medicine under the auspices of the Institute of Cancer Research.

Matthew graduated with distinction from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’s Medical School and was president of the university rugby club. He has a long-term interest in pain research having completed an academic clinical fellowship at Imperial College, London.

Matthew’s main areas of interest are painful small fibre neuropathies, the use of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in painful conditions and pain in cancer survivors.

Away from medicine he enjoys rugby, collecting wine and gardening.

Matthew is a content author with the e-PAIN project.

Pain in cancer survivors course for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
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