Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience, and you need to focus on healing your body and completing the recommended treatments. Cancer pain can interfere with your treatment plan and jeopardize the long-term outcomes. National Pain Institute offers cancer pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Cancer Pain?
Cancer pain may develop as a direct result of your cancer or as a side effect of the treatment to eliminate the malignant cells from your body, such as chemotherapy. Cancer affects healthy cells in your body, including nerve cells, and the tumor may put pressure on the nerves. This combination may cause significant amounts of pain for cancer patients.
What Are the Symptoms of Cancer Pain?
Symptoms of cancer pain may develop when you are first diagnosed, as the cancer spreads, or while you are receiving treatment for the cancer. Some of the most common symptoms of cancer pain are:
- Aching at the site of the cancerous tumor or in the surrounding areas.
- Sharp pains.
- Body aches.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Cancer Pain?
National Pain Institute offers innovative treatments for cancer pain that may not be available through your general physician or oncologist. The treatments are minimally invasive, so you have no additional downtime or recovery. The procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at our practice, so you can go home the same day.
How Is Cancer Pain Treated?
The type of treatment that we recommend for your cancer pain is based upon the location and severity of the discomfort. We may recommend:
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Cancer Pain?
Once you begin your interventional pain management therapies, you will have less pain and a greater capacity to undergo the treatments for the cancer. Our interventions tend to provide relief from cancer pain for a few months, at which time you can return for a subsequent treatment if you still have cancer.
Debilitating pain makes a cancer diagnosis even more difficult on an emotional and physical level. At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers cancer pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.