Cancer Pain Management
Cancer pain treatment purposes to release pain with slight adverse treatment effects, allowing the person a good quality of life and level of function and a relatively painless death. Though 80-90 percent of cancer pain can be controlled, half of the people with cancer pain in the developed world and more than 80% of people through cancer worldwide receive less than best care. Cancer changes over time, and pain managing needs to reflect this. Some different types of treatment may be required as the disease progresses. Pain managers should clearly explain to the person the cause of the pain and the various treatment possibilities, and should consider, as well as drug therapy, directly modifying the underlying disease, raising the pain threshold, interrupting, destroying or stimulating pain pathways, and suggesting lifestyle modification.