About cancer pain

Pain affects people in different ways. Help is available, so tell your doctor or nurse if you have pain - even if it’s mild. Not all cancers cause pain.

Causes and types of cancer pain

Cancer pain has different causes and there are different types. You can have pain control and get support to help you manage any pain you may have.

Treating cancer pain

There are many different ways of treating cancer pain and many different people who can treat it. A pain assessment can help you get the right treatment.

Support when you have pain

Getting support when you have cancer pain can be very helpful. It’s normal to feel upset, frightened or even depressed, but there are people who can help.

Research into cancer pain and treatment

There is a lot of research going on into what causes cancer pain, as well as how to prevent and treat it.

What to ask your doctor about cancer pain

You might have questions for your doctor about cancer pain. Here are some things you might want to ask.

Resources and support

There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you understand pain control and get the treatment you need. 

Information and help