Jun 28, 2022 12:08PM mikainsb wrote:
Wow cure-ious! So, my cancer "hurts" starting at about 9:30pm, when I am starting to get ready for bed.
I mentioned this to my oncologist. I said, "I know you are going to think I am crazy or this is psychosomatic, but my cancer hurts mostly at night and when I am sleeping."
She said, "Cancer pain is always worse at night." She said it as if this was a really well-known and accepted fact.
And I kind of thought, that is interesting, but perhaps it is due to lack of distractions.
But now I am starting to wonder if this is actually a really scientifically relevant symptom. Not sure what to do with it. Personally I am a big big believer in sleep. I suspect rather than sleep deprivation, this conclusion (cancer is more active in sleep) will lead to important understanding that less, but very high quality sleep, is super important in having the body address cancer.
Thanks for sharing! I feel less crazy for "my cancer hurts at night" comment.