“Don’t let pain define you, let it refine you. You are a warrior & warriors don’t quit. Cancer is just one chapter in your life, not the whole story.”
Not everyone with cancer has cancer pain, but some do. If you have cancer that's spread or repeated, your chance of having pain is higher.
Cancer pain takes many forms. It can be dull, achy, sharp, or burning. It can be constant, irregular, mild, moderate, or severe. How much pain you feel depends on a number of factors, including the type of cancer that you have, how advanced it is, where it's situated, and your pain tolerance.
Keep in mind that most cancer pain is manageable and that controlling your pain is essential to your treatment.
Most cancer pain is caused by the tumor pressing on bones, nerves, or other organs in the body.
Sometimes the pain is due to your cancer treatment. For example, some chemotherapy drugs can cause numbness and tingle in your hands and feet. or they might cause a burning sensation at the spot where you have the drug injection & Radiotherapy can cause skin redness and irritation.
You're the only one who knows how cancer pain feels in your body. You’ll want to understand it, know how to communicate about it, and get the relief you need to live your life.
Some people worry that pain medication is addictive or will make them sleepy or dizzy. But there are many ways to manage and treat cancer pain, including medications and methods that don’t use medication, like minimally invasive pain interventions, and many more. Communicate with your doctor to find the best treatment for your pain. We at Pain Free Odisha are committed to taking care of all pain.