Cancer Related Pain

Cancer Related Pain 

Cancer can cause pain in several ways.


1.         Compression.  A tumour can grow and press on structures and tissues.  Most cancer pain is caused by pressure on bones, nerves or other organs in the body.


2.         Infiltration.  A tumour can grow into nerves and other tissues, and disrupt their normal function


3.         Obstruction. A tumour can block the normal flow of body fluids causing pain.


4.         Cancer treatments. Some chemotherapy drugs can cause numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, or pain at the site of injection.  Radiotherapy can cause skin redness and irritation.



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