Cancer pain can be caused by either the disease itself or as an effect of cancer treatments. Approximately 30% to 50% of cancer patients experience pain, but the good news is that it can be managed and treated by the specialists at the Franklin Pain Center.
When the cancer itself causes pain, this is often the result of the pressure of a tumor on the body's organs, bone or nerves. Sometimes the pain can come from the tumor obstructing the blood vessels.
Cancer treatments can also be the cause of chronic pain. Chemotherapy can cause pain in the mouth, feet, legs, fingers, hands and arms. Sometimes chemotherapy can cause bone and joint pain. Surgical treatments for cancer can also be a cause of pain and sometimes, even procedures such as biopsies, blood draws, lumbar punctures or laser treatments can be a source of chronic pain.
Working with your physician and taking your specific needs into account, our pain specialists will create a treatment plan that will manage your pain at your comfort level.