Cancer Pain

Applies to: Back, Elbow/Hand/Wrist, Hip, Knee, Neck, Shoulder

Cancer Pain

Fifty-three percent of all patients with cancer experience pain, and fifty-nine percent of patients receiving anticancer treatment report pain. Most of the pain experienced when a patient has cancer is caused by the illness itself. Tumors can compress, invade, or infiltrate the bone, tissue, vascular, and nervous system. Some cancer pain is the result of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer or infection of areas surrounding the tumor.

Cancer pain may be dull, sharp, moderate, mild, or severe. It can be intermittent or constant. Cancer pain treatment is aimed at removing the source of the pain through treatment or managing the pain with medication and alternative therapies to provide patients with a good quality of life and an optimal level of functioning.

Common Treatments:

  • Medication Management
  • Infusion Pumps