Cancer Pain Specialist

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Cancer Pain services offered in Newark and Milford, DE

Cancer causes significant pain, especially in its advanced stages. The pain specialists at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain, with offices in Newark and Milford, Delaware, provide the medical support you need to live as comfortably as possible as you deal with your diagnosis. Call today or use this website to schedule a consultation online to learn more about cancer pain management.

Q & A

What kind of pain does cancer cause?

Cancer can develop in many organ systems, such as your lungs, blood, or bones. Cancer means you have abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably, destroying healthy tissue. 

Uncontrolled cancer can spread throughout your body, far beyond the place where it started. At first, many cancers show no noticeable symptoms. Only when it begins to progress to later stages does cancer cause extreme pain and suffering. 

How does cancer pain affect me?

Cancer pain can be debilitating and make it hard for you to function normally. It affects your work, relationships, and social situations. Your mood can change dramatically when you’re struggling with cancer pain.

The pain associated with cancer and its treatments can be intolerable. Patients sometimes halt their cancer treatments altogether due to cancer pain. 

When you have help managing your pain from a pain specialist like those at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain, you have a better chance of tolerating treatment and going into remission. 

How do you manage cancer pain?

Your provider at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain customizes your cancer pain management treatment according to your goals and your phase of treatment. They coordinate care with your oncologist and any other specialists you’re seeing. 

Cancer pain management may include: 

  • Opioid pain relievers (oral, IV, or patch)
  • Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Massage
  • Physical therapy

Treatment also depends on what type of cancer you have and the areas affected.

What are the challenges of managing cancer pain?

You may be concerned that managing your cancer pain has negative side effects, like fatigue or medication dependence. Seeking help for your cancer pain significantly improves your overall quality of life and should be prioritized. 

Your providers at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain carefully monitor your medication usage and watch for unhealthy use. 

Your pain levels often change as the disease or treatment progresses. Sometimes your pain is worse than at other times. Your pain management specialist adjusts dosages and therapies throughout your treatment to keep you as comfortable as possible.

If you’re battling cancer, seek support from the pain management specialists at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain. Call today or use this website to schedule your consultation online. 

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