Cancer Pain Management Doctor in West Bridgewater & Norfolk, MA
If You Have Been Diagnosed with Cancer and You Are Looking for Ways to Manage Your Cancer Pain in West Bridgewater & Norfolk, MA, We Have Treatments Available to Help You Manage Your Pain. Call (508) 281-1722 to request an appointment.
What Causes Cancer Pain?
Cancer pain arises with pain from the tumor itself pressing on bones, nerves or organs in the body or from the effects of the treatment that can lead to neuropathy. Being exposed to chemotherapy drugs can cause tingling or numbness in the hands and feet. Some Patients can also feel a burning sensation at the injection site. Skin redness and irritation is also possible if the patient is undergoing radiation therapy.
Types of cancer pain:
There are two types of cancer pain, acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is caused by an injury such as having cancer surgery and will typically start to fade as the wounds from the surgery heal. Chronic pain is caused by the changes that are happening in your nervous system. Cancerous tumors produce chemicals which can press up against your nerves and cause pain and can also be caused by the cancer treatment you are receiving itself. How much pain you might have can vary in each patient and depends on what stage of cancer you have as well as the cancer type.
It is important to talk to your doctors and pain experts about how they can help relieve your pain symptoms. At Bay State Pain Management we take a wholistic approach to managing your pain. We know that the symptoms of cancer are more than just physical and that it also effects your emotional well being. We also offer support group help for individuals who may be experiencing depression, fear, anxiety or lack of sleep due to cancer pain. Talk to one of our pain experts and take control of your health today.