Pain is a major setback in cancer. Cancer pain advances due to many factors.
Advancement of tumor in the body, medical procedures, chemotherapy, radiation and weak immune can be one of many. Cancer pain can be short lived or chronic.
More than one-third of cancer pain is due to illness itself. However neuropathy, infections, diagnostic and invasive procedures, anxiety, depression and attention difficulties are also associated with cancer pain.
Proper pain management and palliative care increases overall functionality of cancer patients. Proper diagnosis is the first step towards it. Followed by medications (steroidal or non-steroidal), invasive and non invasive procedures, counseling and right psychological approach patient can start a quality life.