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World Cancer Day 2023: Pain Management Options For Cancer Patients

World Cancer Day is every year observed on 4 February to educate and encourage people on its prevention, early detection, and treatment.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : February 7, 2023 4:16 PM IST


Pain Management In Cancer Patients

Dr Vivek Loomba, Senior Consultant Pain Physician at the Indian Spinal Injuries Center expounds that there are a variety of pain management options, such as:


Medicines Like Acetaminophen Or Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

They may be helpful for mild to moderate pain, although some treatments, like opioids, usually are reserved for more severe pain. Ibuprofen, naproxen, and other medications are NSAIDs.


According To Dr Vivek Loomba

Opioids must be cautiously recommended because of their potency, adverse effects, and risk for addiction.


Less Severe Pain

Acetaminophen and NSAIDs, however, they are effective alternatives for those who are not fit to take opioids or who have less severe pain.