You coping with cancer, experience pain as an indication of having cancer or as a side effect caused by cancer’s treatment. You should not be worried to get rid of a cancer pain, as it is effectively treated by the help of a doctor. Fatigue and some other symptoms which has the high chances to damage your quality life is called (supportive care or palliative), and it is an integral part of your cancer treatment’s plan. In order to have the most useful and health friendly strategy to get rid of pain is suggested to you by your doctor. Your health care team may suggest you to have an extra pain management strategy, if your pain is intolerable.
How Do You Get Pain Relief?
You will find various sorts of cancer pain management with few pains that are really not tolerable. It does not last so long after you undergo effective and a perfect pain management treatment. Pain emerges in your body on and off after the treatment or it may become chronic pain which has one demerit that it takes a long time to disappear from your body. There is another sort of pain which is called breakthrough pain and it lasts and increases even if you have undergone the treatment. Your doctor must have the proper information about your pain’s condition. Remember if you get lazy to undergo proper treatment of cancer pain then it would worsen, which may give you mental illness and would make you isolated from the society. You can take some steps to reduce your pain yourself to some extent, which includes keeping healthy diet, having stress free activities and spending quality time with family.
Do Not Hide Any Condition You Experience
It is not necessary that all the patients of cancer pain have same conditions of pain. If you want to get rid of pain then you need to have effective meeting with your health care team to identify the main cause of your pain, which would help your doctor and the team to come up with an effective treatment for you.
The Importance of Pain Journal to Inform Your Doctor Well about Pain
If you want to describe your case well in front of your doctor about your pain you would need a pain journal, which would include all the details which your doctor may ask you. You need to include each and every aspect of your health in that pain journal. Below are the points you would want to include in pain journal
- The date you suffered from pain and what was the time of going through cancer with the information of how long it stayed in your body.
- You need to add that what activity you were involved in when pain attacked you.
- Explain which part of your body pain attacked and did it confine to one part of the body or expanded all over your body
- Number the condition of your pain between zero to 10, and 10 would be considered the highest and the last extreme level of pain. It would help your doctor to understand the condition of your pain.