Priority 8 from the Living With and Beyond Cancer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the best ways to manage persistent pain caused by cancer or cancer treatments? (JLA PSP Priority 8)
Overall ranking 8
JLA question ID 0073/8
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

There are ways to manage acute pain but less is known about managing chronic pain. 

Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How to manage pain effectively, without recourse to opiates which have very unpleasant mental side effects. ~ Could there be a combination drug therapy which relieved the pain that the actual cancer defeating drug causes? ~ The effectiveness of TENS in cancer related pain  I see a positive effect in patients with right upper quadrant pain but not particularly found any evidence in palliative care to support this.  
Submitted by Individual survey submissions categorised by Healthcare professional, Patient, Relative/Carer, Other, and Unknown.  For full details of the type of submitter for each individual question, please see the spreadsheet of data held on the JLA website.
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0073
PSP name Living With and Beyond Cancer
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 54  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 11 June 2018