Do you knowAlmost 1/3rd of cancer patient go through cancer pain ?
It can be a painful tumor, pain from chemotherapy or radiotherapy and it can be post-operative pain as well.
Good news is that cancer pain can be treated. 9 out of 10 patients get pain relief with the right medication.
For mild levels of pain, we use Non-opioids. For moderate pain, we administer Opioids. For excruciating levels of pain, we treat the patient with antidepressants and Antiepileptic medications.
Pain that occurs due to swelling is managed with steroids. Non-drug pain management for cancer patients include certain breathing exercises, use of ice packs or heating pads, massage, distraction and hypnosis, etc.
If medication is not enough for pain relief, we go for radiation, nerve blocks, or surgery.