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Pains in cancer patients

Pains in cancer patients

(ĐTĐ) – Patients with advanced cancer may suffer from a number of pain states that show a typical pattern and require specific treatments.  Bone metastasis. Most patients with advanced cancer will develop bone metastases, but this does not mean that they will develop pain in the affected area:  The patient may have:  a number of large lesions on x-ray and no pain. a number of lesions but pain only in only one or two severe pain in an area where no lesions…

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Controlling cancer pain  

Controlling cancer pain  

(ĐTĐ) – Having cancer does not mean that you have to live with pain. Cancer and some of the treatments for it can cause pain. But most people who have cancer are able to manage their pain well. Key points Cancer pain can be controlled. Only you know how you feel and how much pain you have. You need to learn how to tell your health care team what your pain feels like and what works and does not work….

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Cancer Pain Treatment Choices

Cancer Pain Treatment Choices

Medications   Many different drugs are used to treat cancer pain. If you are already taking pain medicine for another problem, tell your doctor how often you are taking it and how well it works. The key to controlling cancer pain is to take your medicine on a regular schedule. Do not wait until your pain gets bad. Pain is easier to control when you treat it just after it starts. Painkilling drugs work to control cancer pain in most…

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Cancer Pain Treatment Overview

Cancer Pain Treatment Overview

You are the only one who knows how your cancer pain feels. You may need different combinations of treatments. Don’t be surprised if your pain control plan needs to be changed often. Don’t let that discourage you. Be honest and specific about what does and does not work for you. Staying on top of your pain and in control of your pain will improve your quality of life during every stage of your disease. Nonprescription drugs Drugs that you can…

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Cancer Pain Overview

Cancer Pain Overview

Cause of cancer pain. Cancer pain may be caused by the cancer or by the treatments and tests used. Cancer treatment does not always cause pain. But out of every 10 adults with cancer, between 1 and 3 of them report having pain caused by the treatment. Out of every 10 children with cancer, as many as 6 report having pain caused by treatment. Pain may also be caused by an infection, such as shingles, that may develop because of…

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