Cancer affects an estimated 30 percent of residents of Ocala, The Villages and nearby communities in central Florida, making it one of the most common medical conditions that is diagnosed. For those who are affected by chronic pain due to cancer and cancer treatments, Central Florida Pain Management offers innovative interventions to help manage the symptoms.
What is Cancer Pain?
Cancer pain is a secondary problem that develops due to localized and metastasized tumors in the body or side effects of cancer treatment. Living with cancer is difficult enough, and cancer pain worsens the person’s overall well-being. Some of the most common types of pain that we treat are:
- Neck pain due to cancer in the head and torso area
- Lower back pain due to cancer in the abdomen, prostrate, uterus, and other sections of the lower torso
- Shoulder pain due to cancer in the lungs, head, and breasts
- Buttock pain due to cancer in the lower abdomen, lower back, and neighboring areas of the body
- Bone cancer pain caused by abnormal growths in the bones
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Cancer Pain?
Alleviating cancer pain helps you focus on battling the cancer and allows you to rest and maintain your strength during treatment. We offer interventions that will not interfere with your cancer treatments or bring about additional side effects.
Am I a Candidate for Treatment of Cancer Pain?
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, lung cancer, uterine cancer, prostrate cancer, bone cancer or other types of malignant tumors, we can help with any pain and discomfort that you experience due to the cancer or cancer treatments.
How is Cancer Pain Treated?
Central Florida Pain Management offers advanced pain treatments for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Nerve blocks may be recommended to reduce the pain signals that are sent from certain nerves to your brain. If you have inflammation that is placing pressure on the nerves, we may recommend injections to reduce the edema and provide you with relief.
What is Recovery Like After Treatment for Cancer Pain?
Treatment for cancer pain does not require any special recovery. The interventions are intended to help you recover from your cancer treatments and help you better manage the side effects of those treatments.
What is the Prognosis After Treatment of Cancer Pain?
Cancer pain is generally considered a short-term condition that resolves once the cancer is successfully treated. We help our patients at every stage of their battle against cancer, from diagnosis to treatment and remission.
Don’t let cancer pain distract you from treating the cancer and healing your body. For residents of Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas of central Florida who are dealing with cancer pain in addition to the cancer itself, we can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Melissa Alvarez-Perez, M.D.