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Why do I have so much pain when I have cancer?

Why do I have so much pain when I have cancer?

Pain can also be caused by cancer-related treatment or tests. You may also have pain that has nothing to do with the cancer or its treatment. Like anyone, you can get headaches, muscle strains, and other aches and pains. Pain from the cancer can be caused by a tumor pressing on bones, nerves, or body organs.

When to ask questions about your cancer pain?

Ask your cancer team before you do this, or if you have questions. Some people feel nauseated even when they’re taking the right dose of pain medicine. If your pain medicine makes you feel sick, ask your cancer team about changing it or trying something to control the nausea. Some pain medicines make you sleepy or dizzy.

Is there any way to relieve pain from cancer?

Although cancer pain cannot always be fully relieved, there are ways to make it less severe and allow you to do many of your normal activities. Even with around-the-clock pain medicines, pain often “breaks through” between doses.

What causes nerve pain after a cancer treatment?

Nerve pain can also happen after other cancer treatments, such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Cancer can spread into the bone and cause pain by damaging the bone tissue. The cancer can affect one specific area of bone or several areas. You might also hear bone pain called somatic pain.

Why is my mum in so much pain?

My poor, poor mum is so ill and, we’ve been told, in her last few weeks. As well as being in her bones and lungs, The cancer has spread through the membrane between her skull and brain ( which apparently is unusual) and has affected her face, her ears and now her sight.

What happens if you don’t know your mother has cancer?

One of my biggest fears as a man, as a son, is that I won’t be there for my mother when she needs me the most. That’s what people never told me about the disease. Cancer will make you wonder if you did and are doing enough for your loved one.

Can you cope with watching mum’s pain?

The pain you are feeling shows so much in what you have written. I think it is one of the worst things I have ever had to deal with when my mother was in a similar condition. It is so painful to watch someone you love dearly suffering like your mother is.

Can you learn more in cancer-related fatigue?

You can learn more in Cancer-related Fatigue. People with cancer often have pain, and often fear it will get worse. Cancer pain is considered to be chronic pain because it usually lasts longer than pain caused by other problems.