There are various types of cancer pain. Most cancer pain occurs when a tumor presses on a bone, nerves, or organs. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery treatments also have the potential to cause pain.
Obviously, pain is one of the most feared symptoms of cancer, but in today’s world there is no reason the majority of patients cannot be made comfortable while being treated. In fact, 85-95% of cancer pain can be treated with oral medications. Aside from pills, there are many different techniques for tackling cancer pain.
Proper pain control is important, as pain may get worse if ignored. Also, when cancer pain is not treated properly, you may become fatigued, depressed, angry, worried, lonely, or stressed. Pain may also slow your recovery from cancer treatment.
If you are suffering pain from cancer, or cancer treatments, don’t ignore your pain. Not surprisingly, self-reporting by the patient is the most important way to assess the pain. Work with your doctor to develop a pain management plan that meets your needs, including how to take your medication and other methods you can use to alleviate your pain.
APCI offers a team of health professionals that work hard to cover many of the aspects involving a patient's quality of life while undergoing treatment for cancer pain, not just physical and psychological well-being, but also access to help for household, social, and even spiritual matters.