Pain Control - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Friday, April 30, 2004

Pain Control

  • Fox 29 Daily HeadlinesMore>>

  • Florida State removes statue of founder, slave owner Eppes

    Florida State removes statue of founder, slave owner Eppes

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:17:52 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:25:26 GMT

    Eppes was once commemorated as the founder of FSU, and until early Thursday morning his statue was on the school's Westcott Plaza.

    More >>

    Eppes was once commemorated as the founder of FSU, and until early Thursday morning his statue was on the school's Westcott Plaza.

    More >>
  • Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:22:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>
  • Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:25:22 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 14:47:09 GMT
    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)

    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

    More >>

    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

    More >>

Imagine how difficult it is to watch a loved one suffer from the pain of an aggressive cancer. Then imagine the shock and fear when, 30 years later, you get the same diagnosis. The woman you're about to meet tried to ease her father's pain as he struggled and died from pancreatic cancer. Thankfully, when Nancy Sullivan was faced with the same inevitable pain, doctors at Mayo Clinic were able to improve her pain as they treated her cancer.

________________________________________________________________________

"This picture was taken in1967. The year I got married."

It was also the year Nancy Sullivan's father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

"Even with the pain medication he was in terrible pain."

Nancy's dad died two years later. When she found out the pain in her upper abdomen was also pancreatic cancer...

"I was afraid because I had watched what my dad had gone through."

But thankfully, medical advances allowed Dr. Gilbert Wong to ease Nancy's pain with a nerve block called a neurolytic celiac plexus block.

"The hope is to block the ability for pain to be transmitted through certain nerve centers."

First Dr. Wong inserts needles into each side of the patients mid-back. Then he advances the needle tips to nerve centers in the upper abdomen. Next he injects a substance that blocks pain transmission from traveling to the spinal cord, giving patients relief.

Dr. Wong and his colleagues compared the nerve block to pain-relieving medications such as morphine, and found that patients who had the block...

"received much better pain relief compared to patients who received opioids alone."

"It was unbelievable. The relief I got."

The block allowed Nancy to continue to work and keep house. She's one of the few who's beating pancreatic cancer – a disease that often takes lives within 6 months. 

Nancy is very lucky to have survived pancreatic cancer. Dr. Wong says for those who succumb to the disease, the nerve block may offer essential pain relief that improves the quality of their remaining days. His study was published in the march 3rd edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. For more information click http://www.medicaledge.org/2004apr.html#3

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.