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.
Prostate Cancer Pain: A Guide for You and Your Family
You have a right to pain relief. Learn more from WebMD about getting pain relief from your cancer symptoms, about what cancer pain medication can and cannot do, the side effects you may experience from pain medication, and rating your pain.
Prostate Cancer Pain Control Chart
Using this chart from the National Cancer Institute will help you and your doctor see how well your pain medicine is working.
Cancer pain is manageable. WebMD explains its causes and symptoms and how it is treated.
Managing pain with drugs.
When People Make Hurtful Comments
Julie Silver, MD, a cancer survivor, talks about the impact of well-meaning but hurtful comments.
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.