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When can I expect pain from my cancer, and what’s the best way to control it?

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Most people who have cancer will have pain at some time. It can from the cancer itself, or from the cancer's treatment. And some people who have been cured of their cancer can continue to have pain.

The pain can be controlled most of the time. Many different medicines and methods can do it. People who have cancer and are feeling pain should tell their doctor right away. The earlier the treatment starts, the more effective it may be.

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

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

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