Pain in cancer patients can be caused both by the disease itself, or by treatment of the disease.
For example, cancer can cause compression, inflammation or infiltration of local nerves, while treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can also leave patients with chronic pain.
Why choose the Bupa Cromwell Hospital’s Cancer Centre for Pain Relief Treatment?
Our treatment plans are tailored to your particular needs. Before starting any treatment, our team will carefully assess your pain, taking a detailed history of the problem and learning about your medical history.
Our specialist Pain Relief Clinic also works closely with the other professionals involved in your treatment, including oncologists, surgeons and GPs. This helps us to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan for your pain.
Treatment plans can include:
- Medication - many different pain control drugs are available, and will be fully tailored to your needs
- Physical therapy - specific exercises can help, and our physiotherapy department can advise you on this
- Psychological therapy - stress, anxiety and depression can be associated with chronic pain
Can I receive treatment at the Cancer Pain Relief Clinic?
Any of our patients suffering with cancer related pain can be treated in the clinic. This includes:
- Persistent pain after surgery
- Neuropathic pain - pain of the nerves and nervous system
- Intractable pain - pain that is excruciating, constant, incurable
- Back pain
- Peripheral neuropathy - pain caused by damage to the peripheral nervous system
- Pain associated with lung cancer
- Chronic pain associated with respiratory or cardiovascular disease
How do I pay for treatment?
We welcome both insured and self-pay patients as well as company and embassy sponsored patients.