Cancer is the abnormal growth of cell tissues that can occur in ay parts of the body and organ. The medical condition can cause pain that takes any forms that can be sharp or burning sensation on the cancer affected area. Reoccurred cancer or cancer that has spread to various parts of the body increases the intensity of pain. Cancer pain can be mild or severe with constant or intermittent pain depending on numerous factors including the type of cancer, stage of cancer, location and individual pain tolerance.
Controlling the cancer pain is essential as part of the treatment. At kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospital, we offer insight into cancer pain management and the most advanced and sophisticated diagnostics and treatments techniques for patients with cancer. We brings together a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified and well experienced medical and surgical specialists who offer patients safe and effective treatments and rehabilitative programs to offer the intact continuum of care for the cancer patient.
What causes cancer pain?
Cancer pain is caused by the cancer itself. The overgrowth of tissues or tumors destroys the nearby tissue and press on nerves, bones or organs. The tumor also releases chemicals that can aggravate pain and interfere in body's reaction to cause pain. Cancer treatment includes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy that can also cause pain. All these can be managed with proper pain management techniques without causing any side effects.
Cancer Pain Treatment
Numerous methods are available for Cancer Pain Treatment that includes removing the source of the pain through non invasive or invasive techniques including surgery, chemotherapy, Chemotherapy Pain Management and other treatment. Pain medications includes over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers, weak opioid medications, strong opioid medications, antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs and steroids.. These pain medications are administered as tablets, liquids, intravenous shots, rectal suppositories, or through a skin patch.
At kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospital, we provide specialized treatments known as a nerve block technique in which a local anesthetic is injected into a nerve that prevents pain messages along that nerve pathway from reaching the brain. Other cancer pain management therapies include acupuncture, acupressure, massage, physical therapy, relaxation and meditation.
Most of the cancer treatment methods and main management methods have possible side effects. At kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospital, we discuss about the treatment method adopted to remove the cancer from the body and the main management methods that are suitable depeding on the treatment methods and individual health and medical condition. We ensure to reduce the cancer pain with minimal side effects and incorporate various relaxation techniques to relax and reduce the discomfort caused by the cancer.
It is very important to discuss the cancer symptoms and pain to the doctor to understand the best possible treatment method for faster recovery and pain management. Based on the report and evaluation, we custom design the treatment pain to reduce the side effects and to bring in best possible treatment outcome and set a goal for pain management and monitor the success of the treatment. To know more about cancer pain management, book an appointment now.
Authored By Dr.S.Dhamodaran - MBBS Orthopaedic surgeon, Kovilpatti