Doctors for Cancer Pain in New Cotton Market, Hubli-Dharwad
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Cancer or a tumour itself, methods of diagnosis and treatments given for it, are extremely painful. A tumor which compresses on bones, nerves and other organs, diagnosis ways like bone marrow aspiration, surgical interventions done for it, chemotherapy, radiation are the commonest factors which cause pain in a cancer pain. The main types of cancer pain include acute, chronic and break-through. Acute pain lasts for a small duration where chronic pain lasts for months to years. Breakthrough pain is severe and has an acute onset while a patient is on cancer drugs.
HOW IS CANCER PAIN DIAGNOSED?
There is no exact method for the diagnosis of cancer pain, but a patient diagnosed with a cancer somewhere in the body is anticipated to have pain, which is due to above mentioned aetiological factors. However, the oncologist will have a complete history from the patient about the duration of cancer and duration of pain, nature of pain and its severity graded from 1-10, family history of cancers, drugs, the patient is currently on. After doing an addition physical examination, oncologist will confirm the diagnosis of cancer pain.
HOW IS CANCER PAIN TREATED?
The treatment for cancer pain depends on the cause of the pain. Several medicines are prescribed for relief from the pain. Other procedures include occupational therapy, physical therapy and massages with acupressure techniques.
DID YOU KNOW?
Other factors such as fear, anxiety, depression and a lack of sleep can also affect how you feel pain. If the pain is ignored it can lead to nerve changes that may make the pain harder to control in the future.