Success of the "Pain&Cancer" conference
On Thursday, October 10, 2019, The ANALGESIA Institute organized a public conference on the theme of Pain and Cancer. Nearly 200 people attended this event, which took place as part of the World Day Against Pain at the IAE in Clermont-Ferrand.
Professor Jacques-Olivier Bay, Oncologist at the University Hospital of Clermont-Fd and President of the Federation of Cancerology of Auvergne then briefly discussed the issue of pain management in cancerology before giving the floor to Professor Ivan Krakowski, oncologist doctor / pain doctor and President of the AFSOS
He gave a very informative presentation on supportive care, defined as "the full range of care and support required for people with serious life-threatening illnesses in conjunction with specific treatments throughout the disease, where available". Caring for cancer patients remains the primary objective, but thanks to growing therapeutic successes, care must increasingly be part of a broader consideration of the person affected by the disease in all aspects of their lives. Prof. Krakowski completed his remarks by relying on the CANCER PLAN, which reaffirms: "the need to preserve continuity and quality of life. It aims to limit the social and economic consequences of the disease, to facilitate the integration of cancer into the world of work, the pursuit of schooling and studies, and to allow a "right to forget" in access to loans". In conclusion of his talk, it is essential to remember that pain management in cancer patients is an approach that must be apprehended in a personalized way and by all professionals in the medical profession (nurse, oncologist, general practitioner, psychologist, dietician...).
To end this event with concrete examples of care, Drs Dominique Joly and Christine Villate of the Centre de lutte contre la douleur du Centre Jean Perrin, took the floor to present two clinical cases:
- pain management in a patient with cancer with bone metastases;
- the management of pain following cancer treatment in a patient in remission.