Pain in pancreatic cancer can be a challenge, especially in the exocrine type of disease. Such tumors invade and press on nerves located near the gland that causes pain in the abdomen or back.

Pain in the disease usually can be controlled, the treatment is quite affordable.

If the patient experiences pain in pancreatic cancer, it is important that as soon as possible has been given the appropriate treatment. You must provide a doctor as much information so that he can plan the correct treatment.

  1. The patient assesses pain on a scale of 0 to 10.
  2. He describes it as urgent, firing, and pulling straight.
  3. Says that the effect on the decrease or increase in pain?
  4. It specifies how the pain affects the daily activities?

painkillers

There are a variety of analgesics available to treat many different types and levels of pain. They may be in the form of tablets, liquid medicines or patches. Also prescribed injection or intravenous infusion.

For the majority of patients treated with morphine or similar means (opiates) may help control pain. Many patients worried about taking these medications because they are afraid to become dependent, but studies have shown a low probability depending on if the patient follows the doctor's prescription.

Analgesic drugs are most effective if they are receiving is carried out regularly. They did not have the desired effect when they are received, if the pain becomes severe. Only a few forms of long-acting morphine and other opiates in the form of a tablet should be taken once or twice a day. In addition, there are several forms of fentanyl patches as long-acting, they are applied every 3 days.

The most common side effects of these drugs are nausea and somnolence, which pass after a while themselves. Also refers to adverse events constipation, it is necessary to treat - take laxatives on a daily basis.

Such methods of treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be employed to alleviate pain in pancreatic cancer, since tumor decrease.

Blocking nerve

If you can not control the pain using analgesics, a doctor in an Israeli hospital to offer a procedure such as blocking the nerves. As a result, reports of pain does not reach the brain. This is usually done through the introduction of the anesthetic into the nerve. In some cases, the nerve is cut. This requires a general anesthetic and is mainly carried out during other operations, such as bypass surgery.

There are different names for blocking the nerves, depending on the nerves themselves. If you are experiencing persistent pain in the abdomen and back, it may be associated with a tumor pressing on the nerve network in the back of the abdominal cavity called the solar plexus. This type of pain in pancreatic cancer is usually treated effectively by blocking solar plexus nerves.

blocking process is carried out in various ways. The doctor can give an injection into the nerve from the back to control the use of CT. Local anesthesia. After that, he enters a long, thin needle through the back into the nerve.

nerve blocking can be performed using endoscopic ultrasound. The doctor inserts the probe through the endoscope for internal-structure image. When the monitor shows the solar plexus, the injection is performed in the nerves, stifles them.

After blocking the nerves within a day or two blood pressure can be lowered, which causes dizziness, especially during lifting.

Programs and prices for treatment and diagnosis

[*] Program: Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer 1

1. Consultation Oncologist
- $ 600
2. The audit pathology (biopsy)
- $ 680
3. Biochemical analysis of blood consists of the following laboratory tests: Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Uric Acid, plasma electrolytes, albumin, lipid metabolism, Investigation of liver enzymes and bilirubin, creatine phosphokinase (CPK)
- $ 280
4. Tumor markers CEA (tumor marker)
- $ 120
5. Tumor markers CA 19.9
- $ 120
6. Total full blood count
- $ 260
7. PET-CT (PET-CT), PET-CT (positron emission tomography CT +)
- $ 1,670
The total cost of the program
- $ 3.730

[*] Program: Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer 2

1. Consultation Oncologist
- $ 600
2. EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound pancreas)
- $ 4,300
3. Biochemical analysis of blood consists of the following laboratory tests: Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Uric Acid, plasma electrolytes, albumin, lipid metabolism, Investigation of liver enzymes and bilirubin, creatine phosphokinase (CPK)
- $ 280
4. Tumor markers CEA (tumor marker)
- $ 120
5. Tumor markers CA 19.9
- $ 120
6. Total full blood count
- $ 260
7. PET-CT (PET-CT), PET-CT (positron emission tomography CT +)
- $ 1,670
The total cost of the program
- $ 7,350
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