Over half of cancer patients experience some form of pain or discomfort, which may continue even after the cancer is gone. The symptoms of cancer pain vary from person to person, and the amount of pain may depend on the type of cancer, the stage or extent of the disease. At the Pain Institute of Long Island, our compassionate physicians understand both the physical and emotional aspects of cancer pain. Our first priority is learning about you, you cancer diagnosis, treatments and the pain that that you face each day.
WHY DOES IT HURT?
Pain from cancer can come from multiple sources including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery to treat the cancer, as well as the tumor itself. A tumor can press against bones, nerves, and internal organs causing a chronic ache that never seems to go away. Cancer pain may also occur as a result of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, which can often trigger an uncomfortable burning sensation referred to as neuropathic pain. Wherever your pain is, we want to help you find relief.
THE PIOLI DIFFERENCE
At the Pain Institute of Long Island, we use all available resources to address your cancer pain. Some of our preferred treatment options include cryoablation, celiac plexus blocks, intrathecal pain pumps, and medication management. Our Board Certified physicians establish a diagnosis related to your pain, focus on your needs, and work to establish a customized treatment plan. We are always aware of the latest evidence-based therapies that can can help you find relief.