Cancer Pain

Carolinas Pain Center

May Have Your Answer to Cancer Pain

Not everyone with cancer experiences cancer pain, but one of out three people undergoing cancer treatment does. If you have advanced cancer, your chance of experiencing cancer pain is even higher. Cancer pain occurs in many ways. Your pain may be dull, aching or sharp. It could be constant, intermittent, mild, moderate or severe. It can result from the cancer itself or from cancer growing into or destroying tissue near the cancer itself. As a tumor grows, it may put pressure on nerves, bones or organs, causing pain.

Most acute (short-term) pain is caused by treatment or diagnostic procedures, though radiotherapy and chemotherapy may produce painful conditions that persist long after treatment has ended. Cancer pain can diminish the quality of life by adversely affecting mood, sleep, social relations and activities of daily living.

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Cancer Pain by Lindsay W.

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.  Surgical pain: 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: 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. 

Pain Types and Treatments

At Carolinas Pain Center we serve patients dealing with all types of pain. Read about some of the most common types of pain that we treat.

Chronic Pain

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Headaches/Migraines

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Back Pain

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Cancer Pain

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Arthritis Pain

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Neuropathy

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