CHRONIC PAIN

Consensus-based recommendation for surveillance of chronic pain

This page is part of the PanCare follow-up recommendations for surveillance of late effects. Click here, for more information on these recommendations.

Who is at risk for chronic pain?

All CAYA survivors

What surveillance modality should be used and at what frequency should it be performed?

  • A screening question for pain, asking for the presence of (chronic) pain
    at least every 5 years, starting at entry into long-term follow-up

What should be done if abnormalities are identified?

  • Perform a more extensive pain history (including location, intensity, relation to cancer treatment, changes over time and interference with daily or social activities), for example using the Brief Pain Inventory

  • Refer to the appropriate HCP