While not all individuals with cancer experience cancer pain, there are many individuals who struggle with this condition. It can cause a severe impact to a person’s overall quality of life in addition to the already complex side effects of treating the cancer itself.
There are a few different types of cancer pain, primarily placed into two categories: acute and chronic pain.
Acute cancer pain is severe, but typically short and will often go away as the cancer heals. Chronic cancer pain lasts more than three months, can vary in severity and cause a serious disruption to a patient’s quality of life.