There are many different ways of treating cancer pain. And there are different people who can treat it.
Doctors and nurses will assess your pain to make sure you get the right treatment. You might have some worries about pain treatment, but knowing more about it can be reassuring.
Many people can treat cancer pain, from health professionals to counsellors. It’s worth knowing what each of them can do. There are also small things you can do to help yourself.
Doctors measure cancer pain so they can give you the right treatment. This can include asking questions, examining you and rating your pain on a scale.
Whatever painkillers you have to treat cancer pain, it helps to know more about what you're taking and any possible side effects.
Some things can get in the way of treating pain effectively, including any worries you might have about painkillers. Knowing about these barriers can help.
Different cancer treatments can be used to treat pain, as well as cancer.
Find out about nerve blocks used to treat cancer pain.
Cancer that spreads to the bones can cause weakness and pain. Find out about treatments that can strengthen painful bones by intravenous infusion and by surgery.
There are many ways that you and your family can help to control your pain.