Doctors for Cancer Pain in Malmaddu, Hubli-Dharwad
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Cancer pain is caused by the tumor pressing against bones or nerves or other organs of your body. In some cases the pain maybe due to cancer treatment. It can be acute – damage caused by an injury, or chronic – caused by damage to nerves. Cancer pain may be nerve pain, bone pain, tissue pain or phantom pain. Symptoms are burning pain, inflammation or irritation, dull or sharp pain.
HOW IS CANCER PAIN DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the pain can be done by an oncologist or the general surgeon. A particularly sharp pain may be examined with the help of an ultrasound or an MRI scan to check for any complications, while a milder pain will usually be checked with a physical examination.
HOW IS CANCER PAIN TREATED?
Cancer pain treatment aims to relieve pain with minimal adverse treatment effects, allowing the patient a good quality of life and level of function and a relatively painless death. The treatment possibilities are drug therapy, directly modifying the underlying disease, raising the pain threshold, interrupting, destroying or stimulating pain pathways, and suggesting lifestyle modification. The relief of psychological, social and spiritual distress is a key element in effective pain management. Homeopathic treatments also help in relieving cancer pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Phantom cancer pain is an imaginary pain that a patient imagines to be present in an organ that has been removed during cancer treatment.