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Cancer Pain

Cancer Pain - What it is

Cancer Pain - How to prevent?

Cancer Pain - Diagnosis

Cancer Pain - Treatments

Treatment options at the Pain Management Centre

Medications are the cornerstone of cancer pain treatment. Depending on your condition, our specialists at the Pain Management Centre may prescribe various combinations of medications such as paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and/or opioid medications. Additional treatment may include other medications to treat related nerve and bone pain resulting from the cancer or its treatment.

For severe cancer pain uncontrolled by medications, specialised advanced treatment procedures may be used in suitable patients. These include:

  • Nerve blocks, involving the injection of anaesthetic medication into affected areas
  • Spinal infusion of drugs, providing long-term pain control
  • There will be extensive discussions with the patient and family prior to the procedures.

A team of nurses who are specialised in providing care, comfort and support will also support the patients.

Chronic cancer pain often causes patients significant distress and in severe cases, depression. At the Pain Management Centre, you will also benefit from having a psychologist involved in your care.

Referrals may also be made to the highly specialised team of Palliative Care physicians and surgeons to provide holistic care to the patients.

Cancer Pain - Preparing for surgery

Cancer Pain - Post-surgery care

Cancer Pain - Other Information

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