# 215 Opioid Poorly Responsive Cancer Pain
- September 22, 2014
- Support Groups
Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC)
Background: Relief of cancer pain from opioids is rarely all or nothing; most patients experience some degree of analgesia alongside opioid toxicities. When the balance of analgesia versus toxicity tips away from analgesia, the term ‘opioid poorly-responsive pain’ is invoked. While opioid poorly-responsive pain is not a discreet syndrome, it is a commonly encountered clinical scenario. This Fast Fact reviews key points in its assessment and management.
Sacks T, Weissman DE, Arnold R.