Cancer pain

Living with cancer pain isn’t easy. It can invade every part of your life, making it difficult to eat, work, sleep or enjoy time with family and friends. At the Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute, we understand the frustration and anger that comes with dealing with pain that can accompany brain tumors, surgeries and other treatments. Our multidisciplinary specialists offer the most advanced treatments and therapies for managing cancer pain, through the Brain and Spine Tumor Center at the Orlando Health Cancer Institute. Our compassionate team will work with you to develop a care plan that will help you get the most out of life.

Symptoms

Brain tumors create a wide range of symptoms, depending on the type, location and size of the tumor, which can press against blood vessels, nerves and organs. Discomfort also can be caused by cancer treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These procedures can suppress your immune system, making you susceptible to infections and other painful conditions. This can cause:

Diagnosis

Diagnosing your cancer-related pain starts with a physical examination by your doctor, who will seek to learn more about your symptoms and medical history. Your doctor may also recommend advanced imaging options, including:

Treatment

At the Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute, we offer a broad range of pain management options for brain cancer patients. Depending on your own unique situation, options include:

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