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Psychosocial Impact and Pain Management for Desmoid Tumors

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Delve into the psychosocial aspects and pain management challenges for patients with desmoid tumors as experts address anxiety, depression, and effective pain control strategies for improved quality of life.

This is a video synopsis/summary of a Peer Exchange involving Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA; Tony Phillip, MD; Mrinal Gounder, MD; Ravin Ratan, MD, MEd; and Derek Van Amerongen, MD, MS.

Haumschild engages in a discussion with Phillip, Ratan, and Gounder on psychosocial aspects, mental health support, and pain management in patients with desmoid tumors. Phillip sheds light on the challenges faced by young adults with desmoid tumors, emphasizing the need for expanded mental health support within cancer programs. Ratan elaborates on the impact of pain in the lives of active young adults, underscoring the importance of addressing pain as a primary issue and exploring systemic agents for symptom relief. Gounder underscores the cascading effects of pain, linking it to issues such as poor sleep, fatigue, and depression. He emphasizes early referrals to pain services for personalized pain management. The conversation collectively emphasizes the holistic approach required in desmoid tumor care, encompassing psychosocial support, mental health services, and targeted pain management strategies.

Video synopsis is AI generated and reviewed by AJMC® editorial staff.

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