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What is Cancer?
Cancer is a disease that occurs when there is abnormal cell growth that results in tumors in the body. The tumors may be benign and not cancerous, or they may be cancerous malignant tumors which can spread throughout the body. Of course, there are different types of cancer, treatments and individual conditions. Accordingly, there are different types and levels of medication that can be prescribed to help manage cancer pain. For some, you may need medication for the aches and pain of the cancer, and for others, you may need medication for the effects of the cancer treatment, such as radiation or chemotherapy.
Pain medication for cancer patients are taken at regular intervals, as the consistent presence of the drugs in your system will help with the pain. Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications can be taken for treatment of milder pain. NSAID drugs can also help lower the chances of colorectal cancer.
Different Types of Cancer Medication
Opioid medications are helpful for moderate to more intense pain. The most common type of opioid drug for cancer pain is morphine, though Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Methadone and Hydromorphone are examples of other Opioids. If you are using opioid products for a long period of time, you may become tolerant and find that an increased dosage is necessary to maintain the effectiveness of treatment.
It is normal to be prescribed other prescription products along with your cancer pain medication, such as Corticosteroids, Stimulants, Antidepressants or Bisphosphonates. This is to ensure all major symptoms are being treated, and to help the pain medication work better. Find the quality treatment for you here on Canadian Pharmacy Meds.