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Natalie Moryl, MD, on Managing Pain in Patients With Cancer

NCCN 2023 Annual Conference

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Natalie Moryl, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses severe cancer pain, a medical emergency that should be addressed with immediate intervention. The treatment plan, Dr. Moryl says, should include making a pain diagnosis; addressing reversible causes of pain such as spinal cord compression, fracture, or obstruction; selecting, titrating, and rotating opioids and co-analgesics; and routine screening for risks of opioid use disorder and mental health comorbidities.



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