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What to ask your doctor about treating pain

Coping with cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What can be done to relieve my pain?
  • What types of painkillers are best for me?
  • Do these drugs have any side effects?
  • How can the side effects be controlled?
  • Will I get addicted to morphine type drugs?
  • Apart from drugs, are there any other treatments that can help my pain?
  • How do I find a person who is trained in massage or reflexology?
  • What can we do if the medicine doesn't work?
  • How can I get help if the pain suddenly gets worse?
  • Will the treatment stop me doing everyday things like working, driving etc?
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Updated: 22 July 2013