Management Of Pain Due To Osteosarcoma?
his help, I suffer from bone tumor disease (osteosarcoma). So I want to ask what is the recipe for medicine to get rid of the pain in my illness.
Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer, generally affects children up to the age of 20 years. This cancer usually arises in the large bones (thighbone, shinbone, knee) and is a progressive disease (fast-growing). Symptoms of osteosarcoma include: pain / pain in the bones, swelling in the cancer area, limited body movement and bones that break easily.
The pain caused by cancer is not an easy thing to handle. Cancer pain (cancer pain) can be caused by the cancer itself (especially if the cancer is in the bones or spread to the bones) or due to cancer treatment (post-surgery, chemotherapy/radiotherapy side effects). Pain due to cancer itself can be divided into 2 types, acute pain and chronic pain which is felt from mild to severe.
Treatment of pain due to cancer can be done in various ways: administration of analgesic drugs by mouth (orally), per rectal, patch / transdermal, injections (intravenous drugs) and even through technical surgery (intrathecal, epidural anesthesia). There are various oral analgesics/pain relievers given, which can be classified into NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, piroxicam, na-diclofenac, etc.) and even opioids. The administration of these drugs needs to be monitored by a doctor because the required dose needs to be adjusted.
Therefore, you should consult your doctor again for pain therapy that can be given while at home. If the pain is very severe, causes shortness of breath, cold sweats, and interferes with daily activities, immediately go to a doctor or hospital for further treatment.
I hope this helps,