• Would you say you suffer from chronic pain daily due to your cancer or its treatments?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    Would you say you suffer from chronic pain daily due to your cancer or its treatments?

    This article says that over 5 million of us survivors have this issue.
    Cancer survivors are twice as likely to suffer from chronic pain
    Researchers estimate over five million survivors struggle with the condition

    A new study explored a unique symptom common to over five million cancer survivors: chronic pain.

    According to researchers, cancer survivors are twice as likely to struggle with chronic pain compared with those who never had the disease.

    “This study provided the first comprehensive estimate of chronic pain prevalence among cancer survivors,” said researcher Dr. Changchuan Jiang. “These results highlight the important unmet needs of pain management in the large, and growing cancer survivorship community.”


    2 Answers from the Community

    • downbutnotout's Avatar

      I often just say: that's just my pain of the day! I have something that hurts almost every day.

      4 months ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar

      Take your pick. My neck is too stiff. The nerves in my face & scalp that go off. It feels like being hit with a taser or bugs crawling. My hip that broke. The arthritis in my back. What doesn.t hurt??!!

      4 months ago

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