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Cancer pain has different causes and there are different types. It can be dull, aching, sharp or the sensation of burning. There are different levels too, it can be constant, intermittent, mild, moderate or severe. How much pain is felt depends on the type of cancer, how advanced the cancer is, where it is situated and how tolerant a person is to pain. Cancer pain can be acute or chronic.
Acute cancer pain – this is due to the damage caused by injury, such as having an operation and does not last long. The pain disappears as the wound heals post-operation.
Chronic cancer pain – this occurs due to changes to the nerves. The cancer may press on the nerves, or the tumour may produce chemicals. Chronic pain continues long after the injury or treatment is over and can be quite severe. It may exist all of the time.
If the pain is from the cancer, it can be from the cancer that is growing into or destroying tissues. The growing tumour presses onto nerves, bones or organs. There may also be a release of chemicals that can cause pain.
Different types of pain need to be treated differently. The types of cancer pain include:
Cancer pain is treated by the removal of the source of the pain, which may be done through surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Pain medications, such as over-the-counter pain relievers, or strong opioid medications such as morphine and methadone can alleviate pain too.
Each type of treatment of cancer has its own side effects.