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.