Cancer Pain Directory
Cancer pain refers to pain and discomfort that occurs from cancer itself or cancer treatment. The exact type of pain a person with cancer feels depends on the type of cancer and how much it has spread. Pain is more common in people with advanced (metastatic) cancer. Cancer may spread to the bone, causing severe bone aches. Some tumors can press on the spinal cord, leading to back, neck, and leg pain. Chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments can sometimes have painful side effects. If you have cancer, it is important to talk to your doctor about developing a plan for pain control. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about cancer pain, why it occurs, how to treat it, and much more.
Find out what medicines can help control cancer pain.
If you have pain related to cancer, you and your doctor can work together to get it under control. Learn about the different pain medications that can help keep it under control.
What Can I Do About Cancer Pain? What Are the Treatments?
Is cancer pain taking a toll on your body and mind? Speak up and explore the medications and methods that turn hurt into healing.
Cancer Pain-Other Treatment
When drugs are not enough to relieve cancer pain or when they cause troublesome side effects, treatments such as radiation and nerve blocks may help. Radiation is the use of X - rays to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. It is used to destroy cancer growths that press on your nerves, bones, or spinal cord. The type of radiation that you receive depends on your cancer diagnosis, the area of ..
Cancer Pain-When to Call a Doctor
If you have cancer, call your doctor if any of the following occur:You have new pain.Your drugs or other treatments are no longer working.Your pain medicine is not working long enough after each dose.You have new symptoms, such as having a hard time walking, eating, or urinating.You have side effects, such as nausea or vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea.Your pain makes it hard for you to do your
The Pain of Cancer Treatment
Julie Silver, MD, a cancer survivor, talks about the pain associated with cancer treatment.
When Cancer Pain Returns
Julie Silver talks about when cancer pain returns.
When People Make Hurtful Comments
Julie Silver, MD, a cancer survivor, talks about the impact of well-meaning but hurtful comments.