Cancer pain

Cancer pain

When you’re struggling with cancer and/or cancer treatments, you can have pain from a variety of sources.

Cancerous tumors can press on the body’s organs, bones or nerves and cause pain. Pain can also be a result of tumors obstructing blood vessels.

Cancer surgery and cancer treatments can cause pain, as well. Chemotherapy treatment-related pain can include:

  • Mouth sores (mucositis)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (numb and sometimes painful sensations in the feet, legs, fingers, hands and arms
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps
  • Bone and joint pain
     

Most types of cancer pain can be managed with drug and non-drug therapies. 

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