From the above statistics it is seen that cancer pain is inevitable at some stage of the disease, but at the same time 90% of the cancer pain are curable by some means or other.
The most important reason is lack of awareness. Lack of awareness exists among :
There are other reasons also, like: lack of financial resources, lack of infrastructure, lack of adequately trained personnel who can perform interventional pain management; fear among treating physician about drug dependency, and drug abuse, and of course non-availability of opioids due to legal restriction.
Apart from being excruciating and intolerable in nature there are other reasons to control the cancer pain
The methods of treatment of cancer pain are many like :
It is a procedure (a type of IPM) by which nerve fibres carrying nociception (pain sensation) is irreversibly destroyed to obtain permanent pain relief.
Neurolysis can be done by applying neurolytic agents like : phenol, alcohol, hypertonic saline, glycerin, butamben, ammonium sulfate, chlorocresol etc on particular nerve fibres. or by some other methods like: cryoneurolysis (neurolysis by applying cold), radiofrequency ablation (neurolysis by applying heat), neurectomy (neurolysis by operation).
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