Mind tumor with Tantalization and obsessesive idea of cancer is more painful and frightening than actual pathological tumor of tissue as it leads one to desperation and despair.
Cancer is abnormal growth and proliferation of any type of body cells by dividing the cell abnormally. It may concisely be called multiplication and replication of cells in rapid succession. The very idea/imagination or concept of cancer is very deadening, frightening’ painful and tormenting. The psychological cancer or mind tumor of mind is more torturing than pathological or histological cancer. The fear of cancer rather cancer phobia is so prevalent in populations thatpeople have started having” mind cancer” mind cancer is not actual/factual cancer but pre cancerous state. Some people are so compulsively obsessed with the idea of cancer that they constantly think of cancer, but nothing else. Their mind is so distracted that it is always preoccupied with the idea of cancer. They presume that they have cancer of breast, cancer of liver or brain cancer or cancer of any other body part which they imagine. Tantalization of cancer in minds of people is increasing day by day. Out of sheer despair and desperation thy constantly touch or rub the parts which they tantalize as cancerous. More or less it becomes a compulsive act. The prevalence of such type of psychological states of mind is growing in weak nervous and hysterical constitutions. Once the idea of cancer enters in their mind or there is slight vague pain in breast or slight discharge from nipple, they are fixed in their ideas that they have cancer and they go on changing doctor after doctor and resort to all type of screening techniques to assure them that they have no cancer. The persons possessing these type of constitutions area highly sensitive to slightest pain in their body parts. Psychologically these hypersensitive dispositions may be termed as hysterical constitutions. Hysterical subjects blow the minor pain, injury or symptom out of proportion. The cancer pain problem afflicts millions of people world wide annually.
Now let us analyze the pathological pain accompanying the malignancy. The pain is thought to be the inevitable and inseparable accompaniment of malignancy. But the fact is contrary to this most prevalent and established misconception among the laity. It is all fallacy that all cancers are painful. The pain symptom is not common symptom of presentation of cancers. Majority of cancers are painless or only painful in the degenerative last stage of cancer. pain is only accompaniment of cancer when it is far advanced in pathology. In advanced pathology of malignancy mild to severe pain is present. When pain does occur, it is actually due to the compression of a nerve or distension of the organ affected. The most common nerve compressions seen in cancers are of the brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is network of nerves running from spine to lungs and breast. When these nerves are compressed by fast growing tumor the nerves start paining. The carcinomas of lung and breast are more painful and annoying, as far as accompaniment of pain is concerned. Next in hierarchy come the cancers of rectum and cervix.. Here pain is due to compression of sacral plexus from anatomical point of view sacral plexus is nerve plexus which provides motor and sensory nerves to posterior thigh, most of lower leg., the entire foot and part of the pelvis, lower back and perineum . In carcinoma of pancreas the pain is due to Para spinal nerves. Due to excruciating pain it is thought tobe deadliest cancer. The secondaries in liver or metastasis tumors in liver cause pain due to abnormal distension of the liver. Pain in bones results from secondary deposits. These usually occur in the weight bearing bones. These bone pains result from the compression secondary to weakness of the structure of the bone. As a consequence pathological fractures of bones are very common. These bone pains are most prominent in shoulder, hip, or knee when nerve root is involved by direct metastasis. Painlessness is more reliable symptom of malignancy than severe acute pain. Pain with sever anxiety like fear of heart failure or panic attacks rather contra indicate malignancy in patients. Painlessness with any mass or lump anywhere in body should guide to suspicion of cancer rather than actual inflammation. Pain is by no means inevitable accompaniment of cancer.