Cancer Treatment Pain – Side Effects From Chemo & Radiation
Many cancer patients experience pain during and after treatment, in one way or another. It may be temporary or long-lasting, mild or severe, or even affect the organs or bones. Luckily, cancer pain is very treatable. Understanding what is causing the pain is the first step in finding relief.
Pain may occur when a tumor presses on bones, nerves, or organs. It can vary according to location. A smaller tumor located near a nerve might actually be very painful, whereas a larger tumor elsewhere may not cause as much discomfort. Many patients do not experience pain from the tumor itself; rather the treatment causes it.
Some chemotherapy drugs can cause neuropathy, which is damage to peripheral nerves, or the nerves that are away from the brain and spinal cord. Some of the more common symptoms of neuropathy include tingling; sharp, stabbing pain; burning sensations; numbness; and difficulty with fine motor skills.
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. It’s an effective treatment; however it can cause pain and rashes at the site. When surgery is involved in cancer treatment such as a mastectomy, the surgical site can become tender and painful as well.
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