Chronic Cancer Pain

Symptoms of Chronic Cancer Pain

Cancer pain can be debilitating. It is usually

caused by cancer cells invading nerve plexus and peripheral nerves and damaging them. The pain can be moderate to severe and constant. The pain can be qualified as burning, aching, sharp and shooting, dull, constant or intermittent. The pain is usually not relived by over the counter or opioid based medications and progresses.

Chronic caner pain can lead to depression as patients might be limited in the activities that they can perform including mobility and social interactions. The depression can then lead to loss of sleep and changes in appetite and suicidal ideation. Chronic cancer pain can also lead to anxiety and stress that could lead to adrenal gland fatigue.