Cancer and Referred Facial Pain

Marcela Romero-Reyes, Antonia Teruel, Yi Ye

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Orofacial pain may be a symptom of diverse types of cancers as a result of local or distant tumor effects. The pain can be presented with the same characteristics as any other orofacial pain disorder, and this should be recognized by the clinician. Orofacial pain also can arise as a consequence of cancer therapy. In the present article, we review the mechanisms of cancer-associated facial pain, its clinical presentation, and cancer therapy associated with orofacial pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number37
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 20 2015


  • Cancer
  • Facial
  • Orofacial
  • Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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