Cancer Pain Management Specialist

River City Pain Management

Board Certified Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist located in San Antonio, TX

Cancer is an incredibly scary health issue to deal with, and the accompanying pain can often alter your life in significant ways. To help you manage your cancer pain so you can concentrate on fighting the disease, Arnold DeLeon, MD, at River City Pain Management in San Antonio offers cancer pain management programs for his patients. If you’d like to take pain out of your cancer equation, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Cancer Pain Management Q & A

How does cancer cause pain?

Cancer in all its many forms is a disease that can attack you from every angle, causing pain and discomfort that may be the result of both the cancer itself or the treatments for your cancer. Not to mention, your body is under siege and secondary problems can develop that also cause pain.

Most cancer pain is a direct result of the cancer. For example, tumors can develop that interfere with your tissue, nerves, or bones, and cause considerable pain. While not all cancers cause pain, many do as the aggressive cells begin to multiply and disrupt your body’s normal functions.

Some of the more painful cancers are those that cause tumors to form along your spine, which is where your body’s nervous system branches out from. As a tumor presses against a nerve root, the effects can radiate to your extremities, leading to considerable limitations in your ability to move around. Cancers of the bone are particularly painful and they also compromise the strength in your bones, which may lead to fractures and further pain.

As if the cancer itself weren’t bad enough, sometimes the radiation and chemotherapy treatments used to battle your cancer can cause widespread pain. The bottom line is that if your cancer or your cancer treatments are having a significant impact on your quality of life, Dr. DeLeon can help.

What is cancer pain management?

When it comes to cancer, Dr. DeLeon’s goal is to make sure that your pain is under control so you can successfully fight the disease. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for cancer pain and Dr. DeLeon recommends treatment on a patient-by-patient basis. He works with you and your oncology team to come up with a plan that best suits your pain management needs.

What tools are available for cancer pain?

Dr. DeLeon offers a number of different weapons in the battle against cancer pain, including:

  • Analgesics
  • Antidepressants
  • Steroids
  • Nerve blocks

Again, your cancer pain management is tailored to your needs, but rest assured that Dr. DeLeon’s primary goal is to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life, and he leaves no stone unturned in his efforts.

For comprehensive cancer pain management, call River City Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.