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Why is it important to tell your doctor how much pain you have from prostate cancer?

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Only you know how much pain you have. Telling your doctor and nurse when you have pain is important. Not only is pain easier to treat when you first have it, but pain can be an early warning sign of the side effects of the cancer or the cancer treatment. Together - you, your nurse, and your doctor - can talk about how to treat your pain. You have a right to pain relief, and you should insist on it.

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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