Cancer Pain Management
As many as 60% of patients diagnosed with any stage of cancer experience significant pain due to their condition. At Florida Medical Pain Management, with offices in St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Spring Hill, Florida, you can find medical support to offer you relief from cancer pain. Call or book an appointment online to learn about your treatment options for cancer pain management today.
Cancer Pain Management Q & A
What is cancer?
Cancer is a blanket term that affects multiple organ systems. It describes any number of diseases that cause abnormal cells to develop and divide uncontrollably. Cancer destroys healthy body tissue. As it progresses, it can spread throughout your body.
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Regardless of your prognosis, it can cause extreme pain in various parts of your body.
How does cancer pain affect a person?
Cancer can cause significant pain that adversely affects your ability to function. It can seep into all areas of your life — work, social life, and family relationships.
Pain reduces your ability to function and lowers your ability to tolerate aggressive cancer treatments. Many people halt their cancer treatment because of the intense pain it’s causing them.
If you can have your cancer pain managed, you have a better chance of surviving this devastating disease.
How is cancer pain managed?
Cancer pain management involves simple over-the-counter medications as well as other treatments, including:
- Opioid pain relievers
- Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs
- Steroid injections
- Nerve blocks
- Physical therapy
The exact form of pain management you receive depends on where your cancer pain is. Powerful opioids can be taken orally or can be given by an injection or a patch.
Why is cancer pain management so challenging?
You might be reluctant to bring attention to the pain. If you’re suffering, don’t hesitate to call the office of Florida Medical Pain Management. Some patients are concerned about the side effects of pain management, including excessive sleepiness or dependence.
Know that the team of interventional pain management specialists at the offices of Florida Medical Pain Management offer responsible, monitored use of pain medications, especially opioids, and do everything in their power to prevent addiction. We maintain a close relationship with every one of our patients to ensure proper use of these medications.
You deserve relief from pain so you can effectively battle cancer. Call Florida Medical Pain Management or book an appointment online to find out your cancer pain management options.