As many as 60% of patients diagnosed with any stage of cancer experience significant pain due to their condition. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, Drs. John Huffman and Talal Ghazal offer medical support that can help relieve cancer pain. Call the office or book an appointment online to explore your treatment options today.
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.
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.
Cancer pain management involves simple over-the-counter medications as well as other treatments, including:
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.
You might be reluctant to bring attention to the pain. If you’re suffering, don’t hesitate to call Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists. Some patients are concerned about the side effects of pain management, including excessive sleepiness or dependence.
Know that Drs. Huffman and Ghazal, and the Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists team offer responsible, monitored use of pain medications, especially opioids, and do everything in their power to prevent addiction. They maintain a close relationship with every one of their patients to ensure proper use of these medications.
You deserve relief from pain so you can effectively battle cancer. Call Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists or book an appointment online to discover your cancer pain management options.