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Cancer Pain

About

Cancer pain can be an unfortunate common side effect of cancer. It can be from multiple contributing factors such as medications used to treat cancer or from the cancer itself. Desert Pain Specialists want patients to know they do not need to live with chronic cancer pain which can be very debilitating. Our providers work directly with your oncologist to safely treat and minimize your cancer pain.

Causes

Previously mentioned, cancer pain can come from many different sources. Oftentimes, the cancer or tumor can press on surrounding structures, causing severe shooting stabbing-like pain. Also, common medications to treat cancer like chemotherapy drugs can causes side effects causing increased pain.
Causes

Symptoms

Depending on the patient’s diagnosis and type of cancer and various types of treatments can vary symptoms and severity. Cancer pain can be chronic or acute and often times gradually onsets with little warning or cause. As symptoms vary in every patient, Desert Pain Specialists consult your oncologist and take a multi-disciplinary approach.

Treatments

The most common types of treatments Desert Pain Specialists may recommend are a combination of interventional therapies, alternative and behavioral health consultations to address all aspects of your pain. Research has shown that cancer pain can be a mental battle along with a physical battle. Combined with steroid injections, opioid medications, acupuncture, and therapy, most patients experience reduced pain relief over time.

Treatments