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Cancer Pain Management

What Causes Pain with Cancer?

Cancer pain that lasts several days or longer may result from one or more of the following and should be evaluated right away:

  • Pain from a tumor that is pressing on body organs, nerves, or bones
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Blockage of an organ or canal in the body
  • Metastasis (cancer cells that have spread to other sites in the body)
  • Infection or inflammation
  • Side effects from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery
  • Stiffness from inactivity
  • Psychological responses to tension, depression, or anxiety

Locations for Cancer Pain Management