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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Does radiation therapy cause severe pain?

Does raidiation taken six months ago cause pain now? My brother had treatments for lung cancer and now has so much pain. The dr told him today it s no new cancer (we suspected spine cancer), but dr said residual radiation caused his pain Will that eventually subside?
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Yes, radiation therapy does cause pain and that too more than expected. It can even start after a long gap of taking this therapy.

In order to control such pain, you can try taking any painkillers like diclofenac, tramadol, pethidine or morphine but with a prescription from any general practitioner.

If you still face problems, then you can go and get investigated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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