Nearly everyone can name a friend or family member who has battled some form of cancer and unfortunately many of those people also suffered from some form of cancer pain. There are several ways to reduce the likelihood of cancer. Many diseases, such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes, have been [...]
Every year on February 4th, the whole world takes a moment to think about cancer on World Cancer Day. For many people, cancer has been on their minds and in their lives for years, either for themselves or for a loved one. World Cancer Day takes one day out of [...]
Dogs’ noses have long been put to use for jobs like bomb sniffing or search and rescue. In recent years, dogs have also shown an impressive ability to sniff out medical conditions. In many cases, disease-sniffing dogs are even able to detect a disease or an oncoming medical crisis before [...]
People experiencing chronic pain are often desperate for relief. After trying prescription medications, nerve blocks, complementary medicine, and sometimes even surgery with no relief, they may be willing to try nearly anything for even the smallest reduction in pain. For some, this search for relief has led them to transdermal [...]
Like most things in moderation, inflammation is not necessarily negative when it is activated appropriately. When our bodies are injured, inflammation helps protect the site of the injury, cushioning the area from further damage. Blood flow increases to the injured area, producing swelling, and white blood cells flock to fight [...]
Researchers believe a neurotoxin found in pufferfish may be useful in treating neuropathic pain in cancer patients.
Complementary and alternative therapies do not cure cancer, they are quite helpful in managing pain symptoms and side effects of cancer and treatment.
Treatment of cancer pain can be very complicated, depending on whether the cancer itself or a related condition is causing the pain. To understand what can be involved with cancer pain and why it occurs, it’s important to understand the basics about what cancer is and how it behaves. Cancer [...]