Cancer Pain and Hospice Care
Before coming to CPC, I worked in hospice and specifically with patients who had been diagnosed with cancer. Pain in general comes from a wave form which is considered the bio-physics of physical anatomy. The cells frequency is the origin to all forms of pain, including cancer.
Any type of pain, not just cancer pain, can affect all parts of a person’s life-physically, mentally and can even cause depression. The amount of pain you have depends on different factors, the type of cancer, the extent of the illness, other health problems you may have, and your pain threshold.
Cancer surgery, cancer treatments, or tests can also cause pain. Pain from the cancer can be caused by a tumor pressing on nerves, bones, or organs.
Surgery is often part of the treatment for cancers. Depending on the kind of surgery you have, some amount of pain is usually expected and can last from a few days to weeks.
Phantom pain is a longer-lasting effect of surgery. This type of pain is usually an unpleasant feeling that seem to be coming from the absent body part. No single pain relief method controls phantom pain in all patients all the time. Many methods have been used to treat this type of pain, including pain medicine, physical therapy, antidepressant medicines, and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS). Side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Some treatment side effects cause pain. Pain can even make some people stop treatment if it’s not managed.