Neuropathic pain following breast cancer surgery: proposed classification and research update

  title={Neuropathic pain following breast cancer surgery: proposed classification and research update},
  author={Beth F Jung and Gretchen M. Ahrendt and Anne louise Oaklander and Robert H. Dworkin},
Chronic pain following surgical procedures for breast cancer was once thought to be rare. The results of recent studies, however, suggest that the incidence of chronic pain following breast cancer surgery may be over 50% (Tasmuth et al., 1995; Kwekkeboom, 1996; Fassoulaki et al., 2000). Post-operative sensations reported by patients can be transient or long-lasting, and can include pain, phantom sensations, and sensory loss or changes. Chronic pain can be a source of considerable disability and… CONTINUE READING
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