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Pain Rating System of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)

Purpose:

To evaluate the level of cancer pain experienced by an oncology patient using the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) pain measures.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J70.0, J70.1, K52.0, K62.7, L58, T66, W88, W91, Z08.1

Description:

Tong and other members of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) developed a rating system for pain associated with osseous metastases. This can help monitor the severity of a patient's initial pain and the response to pain control. The members of the Radiation Oncology Therapy Group are from multiple university cancer centers in the United States.

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