Management of Cancer Pain

Cancer Pain Marlton, NJ

Our services include the management of cancer pain. We understand how debilitating cancer pain can be. When most people think of this disease, they think about treatment options and all the available therapies that help prolong a person's life and potentially treat the disease.

With all of the focus being on treatments, few patients realize that most solutions come with painful side effects. It is important to work with a medical professional to identify ways to manage and reduce the pain from treatments and cancer itself. Otherwise, cancer patients may find it difficult to summon the energy necessary to continue daily activities.

Each patient is different

Our approach to the management of cancer pain starts with the understanding that each patient is different and unique. How cancer impacts the patient and the level of pain will vary with each patient. Treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation can cause pain.

Some people can manage the pain with prescription-strength ibuprofen. However, others find the pain so debilitating that they need medical intervention just to get out of bed in the morning. It is important for patients to understand that their experience is unique and not to compare it to anyone else. Doing so often prevents patients who are in desperate need of pain management from receiving treatment.

This is due to the fact that people think they are simply over-exaggerating or not managing their pain properly. This is not true. The reality is that some people experience greater levels of pain, and instead of trying to tough it out, it is better to seek help.

Acupuncture can help

Acupuncture can help cancer patients. This is an ancient Chinese medicine that may be effective. Since each treatment is based on the actual needs of patients in that moment, acupuncture is highly customized and responsive to the changes taking place within a patient's body. For this reason, it is beneficial at all stages of recovery.

We make life a little bit easier

Living with cancer is a daily struggle. It is not easy even on the best of days. For patients who are also struggling with serious pain, that struggle is even harder. We are here to make it a little bit easier. By offering solutions to help with the management of cancer pain, we are making it possible for our patients to face life boldly, continue living life on their terms, and tackle whatever challenges they are confronted with.

FAQs and answers about cancer pain management

Here are answers to common questions about cancer pain management to help you make more informed treatment decisions.

Are strong pain medicines used? If so, are they addictive?

The concern of opioid addiction is at an all-time high. Morphine, for example, is a pain-reducing opioid that can be addicting. Fortunately, opioid addictions are rare in cancer patients when the medications are provided by and monitored by a licensed physician.

What are the side effects of medications used for cancer pain management?

The side effects of medications taken for cancer pain management depend on the type of medication that is taken. For example, morphine side effects include dry mouth, drowsiness, stomach pain, headaches, and nervousness. It is important to discuss the side effects (in addition to the benefits) of each medication type that is available to help manage cancer pain.

How bad will the pain be if I forego pain management treatments and techniques?

The pain cancer causes varies based upon the stage of the cancer and its location. With that said, it can become rather severe in the progressive stages, which is why management of cancer pain with a licensed physician is highly recommended for all cancer patients.

Ultimately, it is the patient’s final call as to which (if any) pain management treatments and techniques they take. Of course, you should discuss all options with a licensed physician, and they can provide a recommendation as to which treatments will be right for reaching your goals for pain management with cancer.

Call for help

If you are currently struggling with pain caused by cancer, we encourage you to call our office and schedule a consultation. Even if you have tried other treatment options and nothing has worked, give us a call.

Our approach is custom-tailored to the needs of each individual patient, and we will work diligently until we have found a solution that helps to ease your pain and discomfort. We are here to partner with you and help you along this journey, so call today.

Get more information here: https://lindenbergcancer.com or call Lindenberg Cancer & Hematology Center at (856) 475-0876

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