The Pain That Comes With Cancer
Pain is inevitable at some point when you have cancer. Cancer patients need to know that they have the right to
receive pain relief. Pain does not have to be endured it can be relieved. Your doctor can relieve the pain from
cancer in many ways.
In order to receive pain relief the cancer patient needs to communicate with the doctor concerning the level of
pain and where the pain is felt. The doctor will need to be informed of the intensity of the pain in order to
prescribe the correct medication and the correct dosage to bring you relief.
Communication is your best tool for fast pain relief. Building a relationship with your doctor and medical staff
will aid you in receiving prompt pain relief. The family of the cancer patient can also be an advocate for pain
The more the family understands about cancer, the more the family is able to assist the patient in dealing with
cancer issues like pain. Cancer patients need to understand the various types of pain relievers available for them
and what side effects if any they have. It is important to deal with the pain of cancer for many reasons.
The most obvious is so the patient can be the most comfortable possible. The second reason for adequate pain
relief is so that the cancer patient can have the best quality of life possible. Some cancer patients are able to
continue to work through cancer treatments when their pain is being managed properly.
The most common pain reliever in treating cancer is a narcotic. Understandably the most asked question is, "Will
I become addicted to my pain medication?" the answer is that it is a rare occurrence for a cancer patient to become
addicted to a narcotic.
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The best thing that can happen is that the patient and doctor become partners and the patient
follows medication instructions explicitly. This will alleviate any chance of addiction occurring. It is important
to monitor your pain and to control it continuously and not to let it get out of hand. If you think that it is in
your best interest to "tough it out", it is not.
Pain is much easier to control if it is not allowed to get out of hand. Pain affects may aspects of
your life: your ability to get a good night rest, your emotional stability, your ability to function. The ability
to complete your cancer treatment stems from your ability to maintain good nutrition, receive adequate sleep and to
be able to stay focused on completing your treatment plan as prescribed by your doctor.
If you have chronic or recurring pain, try avoiding certain foods, like coffee,
dairy products, chocolate and salt. These are just a few of the foods which can cause pain. Give it
a shot for a week or two, just to see if the pain goes away. You may just be suffering from food
Controlling your pain allows you to be able to maintain proper emotional balance, receive proper sleep, and have
the strength to carry on. Pain can rob you of comfort and well being. Pain can affect your emotions and your
decision-making ability. Cancer patients deserve the very best medical benefits including the best managed pain