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.