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How is prostate cancer pain managed?

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There are many different medicines and methods available to control cancer pain. Your doctor should seek all the information and resources needed to make you as comfortable as possible. If you're in pain and your doctor is out of options, ask to see a pain specialist or have your doctor consult with one. Pain specialists may be oncologists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, other doctors, a palliative care team, nurses, or pharmacists. A pain control team may also include psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.

SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (www.cancer.gov).

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (www.cancer.gov).

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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