Opioids for Breakthrough Cancer Pain

David C. Currow, Katherine Clark

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This letter to the editor comments on a recently published article about differences in the characteristics of pain and subsequent analgesia with the use of breakthrough medications in patients with cancer pain, pointing out three key questions for ideal management of breakthrough cancer pain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1133
Number of pages1
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • opioids
  • breakthrough pain
  • cancer pain
  • breakthrough medications

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