Cancer pain is often one of the most difficult side effects of the disease. Not only will disease progress and damage the body’s tissues, but the cancer pain after chemotherapy and radiotherapy have patients feeling that it is difficult to manage without medical intervention. While the research shows that a third of patients experience pain due to their diagnosis, the other two-thirds report their pain is connected directly to their treatment and persists long-term at various levels.
What Is Cancer Pain?
There are three primary classifications of cancer pain including acute, chronic, and breakthrough.
What Are The Seven Warning Signs Of Cancer Pain Causes?
What are the seven warning signs of cancer? Doctors recommend patients seek medical intervention when any of these seven cancer symptoms are present and become more obvious.
What Does The Pain Feel Like When You Have Cancer?
What does the pain feel like when you have cancer? It is a common question that many people ask in anticipation of their own cancer battles. Here are the cancer pain types you will expect.
When speaking to our cancer pain management team, it is critical that you let us know of the area you experience pain as it is a cancer symptom that narrows the scope of a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Pain Assessment Tools
Our staff at Maryland Pain & Wellness uses cancer pain assessment tools like a psychosocial assessment (visual analog scale, verbal rating scale, or numerical rating), a physical exam, and pain response classification to determine a cancer pain management plan for each patient.
The good news about cancer pain management is that nine out of ten patients find relief with medication. Because we want to do more than just provide medicine, we offer a highly skilled team to support our patients with the best possible multidisciplinary treatment that can include PT, biofeedback, meditation, aquatic therapy, acupuncture, and full mind and body well-being.