The pain management department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix focuses on reducing pain and improving quality of life through an integrative approach to care. Many cancer patients may experience pain at some point during their cancer journey. Pain may be the result of treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation as well as surgery. Sometimes the location of a tumor may cause a patient to experience pain. The pressure of the mass on the nerves may cause a level of discomfort.
At our Phoenix hospital, our pain management physicians work with other supportive care clinicians to design personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs. Our pain management physicians work collaboratively with the medical oncologist and supportive care clinicians on your care team to alleviate pain caused by cancer treatments or by the disease itself. A variety of pain management options are offered at CTCA® Phoenix to treat and control pain, including prescription medications, implanted pain pumps and nerve block therapies.
In addition to these pain management options, other supportive care services may be recommended as part of your treatment plan, to reduce not just pain but other side effects of cancer treatment. Naturopathic medicine options, for example, may help alleviate pain and other related symptoms, such as nausea and fatigue. Throughout your treatment, the pain management team at CTCA Phoenix will meet regularly with other members of your care team to monitor your progress and help you find relief.