What are the cause of cancer pain?
Cancer pain can occur due to spread of cancer in bones, muscles, or any other structures, infiltration of cancer in nerves, compression of nerve due to entrapment by a tumour.
Why treating pain due to cancer is important and difficult?
Treating cancer pain is important because pain are very stubborn and present all day round. As the cancer spread the pain keep on increasing making patient unable to eat properly and also makes patient psychologically weak.
Which cancer are very painful?
Pancreatic cancer, cancer in abdominal organs, cervical cancer, bone cancer are examples of painful cancers.
What painful cancerous conditions can be treated?
Pain due to cancer in abdominal organs can be treated with coeliac plexus block. Superior hypogastric block for cervical cancer, bladder cancer, rectalcancer, prostate cancer.
Does radiotherapy has a role in decreasing pain?
Radiotherapy will decrease the size of tumour . Decrease in size of tumour will decrease the pain and also any nerve compression due to tumour.
Is there any modality for relieving spine pain due to metastasis?
Sometimes vertebrae frcatures can occur when the cancer will spread. Vertebroplasty and khyphoplasty can be done and bone cane be repaired. Epidural injections will also decrease spine pain.