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What Are the Newest Guidelines for Nonpharmacologic Management of Cancer Pain?

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  1. You are a member of the healthcare team for a 67-year-old woman with chronic pain after breast cancer surgery. According to the joint Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®) guideline by Mao and colleagues, which of the following statements about recommendations regarding mind-body therapies and natural products for managing pain experienced by adult and pediatric patients diagnosed with cancer is correct?
    Acupuncture should be offered for aromatase inhibitor (AI)-related joint pain in adults with breast cancer
    Evidence is insufficient to recommend reflexology or acupressure for general cancer pain or musculoskeletal pain
    Hatha yoga is strongly recommended for patients with pain after breast or head-and-neck cancer treatment
    Omega-3 fatty acids should be offered to children with general cancer pain
  2. According to the joint SIO-ASCO® guideline by Mao and colleagues, which of the following statements about clinical implications of recommendations regarding mind-body therapies and natural products for managing pain experienced by adult and pediatric patients diagnosed with cancer is correct?
    Integrative medicine aims to use mind-body interventions to replace conventional pain management approaches
    Cancer pain management requires an interprofessional approach including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, where appropriate
    Most cliniciansicians and patients are well-informed about use of integrative medicine strategies and discuss such options together
    Most integrative medicine strategies are reimbursed by insurance