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Besides medicine, what can treat cancer pain?

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Although cancer pain is usually treated with medicine, surgery to remove a tumor or radiation therapy to shrink a tumor can be used along with medicine to give you more pain relief. Doctors also treat cancer pain with nondrug treatments such as physical therapy and rehabilitation, imagery, biofeedback, and relaxation techniques. Other treatments are nerve blocks, which involve a shot of pain medicine into or around a nerve or the spine.

From: Pain Management: Cancer Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

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National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

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