Cancer Pain Management

Pain is a symptom that is frequently associated with cancer. Mostly cancer pain is caused by the tumor pressing on bones, nerves or other organs in the body. Pain eruption starts when some chemotherapy drugs cause numbness and tingling in your hands and feet or a burning sensation at the place where they are injected.

The amount of pain you may feel depends on

  • The type of cancer you have
  • In which part of the body the cancer is
  • The stage of your cancer
  • Whether the cancer pain management or treatment has damaged any nerves.

Pain in cancer can be due to the cancer itself, its treatment or it could be from causes not related to cancer. A good plan for cancer treatment will take extreme care of the following causes:

The tumor: A tumor growing in an organ, such as liver may stretch part of the organ and this stretching may cause severe pain.

Surgery: this is the cancer surgery. Most pain goes away for a while but some people may experience persistent pain for months or years.

Radiation Therapy: In case of radiation therapy, pain may develop after it and go away on its own. It can also develop months or years after treatment, especially after radiation therapy of chest, breast or spinal cord.

Chemotherapy: sometimes after chemotherapy, pain is experienced along with numbness in the fingers and toes.

Other causes: Cancer patients surely experience pain but there are also other causes that can lead to cancer pain. Such as migraines, arthritis, or chronic lower back pain. The treatment plan that your doctors prepare with you should cover all such kinds of pains so that you may fight with the disease with full might and in different instances of your life.

Whether you are already a cancer patient or if you are not, then also any such kind of problem having direct symptoms of a cancer pain occurring at workplace, your home, at a friend’s place or any site must not at all be ignored. In fact the person feeling such, should immediately seek help in order to prevent your life from being destructed.

From a layman to a sportsman, an employee, a cook, a newscaster, or a teacher, anyone can get struck to this pain at any point in life. The main thing is how all these people in their day to day lives treat cancer pain in order to head towards a quality life.