Cancer Pain Syndromes
About one-third of people with cancer have pain. There are different types of cancer pain affected by:
- The progression of the disease
- The location in the body
- The overall physical condition
Based on the cause of pain, researchers have defined different cancer pain syndromes, including:
- Pain from the tumor—Tumors can press on bone, nerves, or an organ, resulting in pain.
- Pain related to cancer therapy—This may include pain from:
Pain unrelated to the cancer or treatment—This refers to pain in people with cancer that has nothing to do with the illness or its treatment. It may include:
- Muscle strains
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Last reviewedSeptember 2012by Igor Puzanov, MD
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