This pain can be different and appear at different times. But whatever pain you are not worried, cause it might be like in the tumor itself and outside it. What you should know about pain? Any pain should be stopped, and modern medicine can do it. Pain is an important aspect of breast cancer. This is one of the symptoms of the disease, as well as one of the manifestations of medication side effects. However, the patient should not bear the pain.
Constant pain. This pain is concerned about the patient for a long time. It can be expressed from the mild to moderate. This pain is stopped by drugs that must be taken continuously. The pain lasts day after day, it affects the quality of life of the patient tires. Constant pain can prevent you from doing your usual chores. It isolates you from friends and society.
To relieve this type of pain there are a large number of drugs. If the medicine that you take, does not help, you should tell your doctor. Many patients may be required to pass their anti-cancer treatment because of fear of pain.
Piercing pain occurs in two thirds of patients suffering from constant pain. Piercing pain - is the sudden increase in the intensity of constant pain for a short time (about half an hour).
This pain is not stopped by the typical analgesics that the patient takes a daily basis. Piercing pain that occurs when any movements of the body is called the trigger ("Kurkova") pain. The pain, the source of a nonspecific, is spontaneous.
Piercing pain can be treated fast powerful pain relief. These drugs should be easy to leave the body in order to avoid side effects. You can plan taking pain medication. For example, if you know some kind of physical activity causes pain, take the medication in advance.
This pain lasts briefly, comes on suddenly, and almost immediately limit your activity. It is not an increase in constant pain. Typically, acute pain associated with surgery or trauma, and gradually goes to the extent of wound healing.
What is the pain associated with breast cancer? Understanding the causes of pain helps to better understand and cope with it. When you first start treatment can be difficult to understand what is causing the pain - the tumor itself or something else. Pain is always a warning. It may indicate what is happening in the body and how it affects a particular treatment. The newly emerged pain may indicate the occurrence of new tumors or metastases. Increased pain intensity also points to the appropriate changes. So, what is characteristic of cancer pain, and that the pain of another origin?
The cause of pain in breast cancer may include:
The tumor of the breast. Sometimes the pain can be observed in the tumor. In inflammatory breast cancer, it is mild to moderate severity, since it is associated with lesions of the skin. This is accompanied by the formation of ulcers, even on the skin.
Metastases. You already know that metastasis - the spread of a cancerous tumor to other parts of the body. Metastases can spread through the lymphatic or blood pathways. They can affect various organs: liver, lungs, brain and bone tissue. One of the main signs of metastasis is a pain. With the defeat of spinal metastasis pain appears in the back, and with lesions of the liver - in the right half of the abdomen.
The pain associated with treatment. Occasionally, some treatments may increase the intensity of pain. For example, hormonal therapy or radiation exposure of bone metastases can cause burning pain. The reason is usually that in response to treatment is swelling of the tumor, which accounts for the pain.
Pain in the chest. Although chest pain is not a cancer, the pain in only one breast alarming patients. This is especially true when the pain occurs for no apparent reason. In this case, your doctor may recommend a biopsy area of interest.