Pain management is a medical field dedicated to controlling pain with a variety of tools. Cancer-related pain is often caused by the actual tumor, especially when the tumor is pushing on nerves, organs and bones. Pain may also result from surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments.
At Synergy Institute of Cancer Care and Research , pain management physicians use the science of medicine to guide patients in finding comfort and improving their quality of life.the science of medicine to guide patients in finding comfort and improving their quality of life.
Our clinicians use a combination of pain-control methods, including pharmacological approaches, such as prescription medications, and non-pharmacological approaches. Pharmacological approaches use analgesics and/or other drugs, while non- pharmacological approaches involve therapies, including behavioral, neurological or psychological interventions.
The pain management team at SICCR focuses on treating patients with cancer-related pain, so they can focus on healing and completing everyday tasks. Our pain management clinicians are part of a wider integrative care team, led by a medical oncologist and coordinated by a care manager.
Because each patient may experience pain differently, we tailor pain management therapies to each individual patient. The team approach at SICCR is designed to put patients in the middle of their care, treating the disease and managing side effects so they can get back to their lives.
Pain management may be used to manage a number of cancer-related symptoms and
side effects, including:
Mucositis and mouth sores