image:(Thinkstockphotos)4 Types of Cancer Most Make Pain - Pain is the main complaint of perceived cancer patients. The pain can come from cancer itself because these abnormal cells grow and damage the surrounding tissue.
Tumors continued to grow will also cause pressure on nerves, bones, or organs, causing pain. The pain can also come from the chemicals that are released by cancer cells into the tumor.
However, the pain is felt different patients depending on various factors such as the location of cancer and cause of cancer, including side effects of treatment.
Here is some types of cancer most common cause of pain:
- Stomach cancer
Currently, stomach cancer or gastric cancer is a type of cancer that is most often detected in the world. Most new patients aware of their cancer after cancer cells spread.
The initial symptoms of this cancer are abdominal pain, weight loss, and heat sensation in the chest. Cancer at an advanced stage will cause more severe pain, depending on the spread. Gastric cancer often spreads to the intestines, which would require immediate surgery.
- Pancreatic cancer
This is a type of cancer rarely causes symptoms but already spread to other organs. Pancreatic cancer is often only discovered at an advanced stage.
Although it can spread to other parts of the body, but pancreatic cancer usually spreads to the bones and lymph nodes. The main source of the patient complained of pain which typically is of the bone near the prostate, such as the pelvis, thighs, and lower back.
The resulting pain can be a stabbing pain that the patient difficulty walking.
Prostate cancer is also often causing the condition of metastatic spinal cord compression. In such cases, the tumor will lead to intense pressure on the spine. The patient will experience pain in the lower back and tingling sensations throughout the body.
- Breast cancer
Although breast cancer generally does not cause severe pain, but at an advanced stage of the cancer cells will spread to the nervous system. The result is an intense pain due to nerve damage. Cancer therapies such as chemotherapy can also aggravate the pain.
- Brain cancer
Tumors in the brain do not cause pain because the brain itself has no pain receptors. However, the pressure on the blood vessels or nerves around the brain may cause pain.
Patients usually will experience persistent pain and severe headaches. Sometimes the pain medication was not effective in reducing the pain.
Brain tumor, even a benign, it can also lead to meningitis or inflammation of the lining of the brain and neuropathic pain due to the pressure near the spine.
However, nearly 90 percent of cancer pain can be treated with drugs, such as morphine and other drugs.