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Why should prostate cancer pain be treated early?

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Pain is best relieved when treated early. You may hear some people refer to this as "staying on top" of the pain. Do not try to hold off as long as possible between doses of pain medicine. Pain may get worse if you wait, and it may take longer, or require larger doses of your medicine to give you relief.

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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