Although cancer is a life-threatening condition, it does not always result in pain symptoms. One in three cancer patients experience some form of pain when treating their tumor, and that pain can be an additional layer of frustration in what is already a stressful time. This pain can manifest in many different ways, either being short and mild, long-term and severe, or a combination of the two. The cause of cancer pain can be just as diverse; determining how and why one is feeling this pain is vital in finding relief and making the treatment process proceed smoothly.
There can be several different reasons for cancer pain. The following three are the most common.
Cancer pain is often treated through one of two methods: removing the source of pain entirely, or controlling the pain so it is manageable. Cancer pain is at its most dangerous when not addressed at all. Many patients do not mention feeling pain to their physician as they believe the pain from cancer or treatment is expected, but this is not the case. Tell your doctor in detail how you feel so you can work together for the best pain relief. This relief can significantly improve the results of cancer treatment.
The following are the most common ways to address cancer pain:
Cancer treatment is often one of the most difficult times in many patients’ lives. A pain treatment expert can help you find the relief you need as you begin the recovery process. Garden State Pain Center’s doctors have over 50 years of combined experiences helping people work through their pain symptoms. Set an appointment with us at one of our many offices in New Jersey to learn how we can help.