Cancer Pain

Half of all men, and nearly a third of all women will get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. However, many people with cancer indeed survive. Millions of Americans today have a history of cancer, and for most of these individuals, living with cancer is the biggest challenge they have ever faced. One challenge from cancer can be pain. Not everyone with cancer will experience pain, but nearly 1 out of 3 people undergoing cancer treatment will experience pain at some point. That being said, cancer pain can be managed with medicine and other treatments.

About Cancer Pain

Major causes of cancer-related pain include:

  • Pain from a tumor. A tumor can cause pain if it presses into the nearby tissue, nerves, bones or organs.
  • Spinal cord compression. When a tumor spreads to the spine, it can press on the spinal cord. This can cause back or neck pain.
  • Pain from treatment. Some people have pain from chemotherapy, radiation treatment and other cancer treatments.

Treatment for cancer pain

If you or a loved one is experiencing pain due to cancer, know that Pain and Spine Specialists is here for you. We frequently receive referrals from oncologists, and we work with patients to ensure they manage their disease with as much comfort and as little pain as possible. We offer a wide variety of treatments that we personalize to each patient with the goal of giving them the relief they need. Treatment for cancer pain is specific to the individual. Treatments can include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Injection therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Intrathecal Pumps
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injection
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Alternative therapies
  • Medication management

Are you or a loved one living with cancer pain?

You don?t have to live in chronic daily pain. Pain and Spine Specialists can help?give our board-certified doctors a call today at 301-703-8767 (Maryland) or 724-603-3560 (Pittsburgh area).

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