Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain

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To learn more about cancer pain

More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You can read these on our website,, or order free copies from our toll-free number at 1-800-227-2345.

Pain Diary

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Caring for The Patient With Cancer At Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Bone Metastasis (also in Spanish)

Advanced Cancer (also in Spanish)

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, there are many other sources of information about cancer and pain, including those listed here.

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
Telephone: 847-375-4731

    Offers free general pain information and the “Find a Physician” tool to help find pain specialists by city and state.

City of Hope Pain/Palliative Care Resource Center (COHPPRC)

    Has many articles and materials focused on quality pain management, as well as pain assessment tools and information on non-drug pain relief measures

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

    Provides accurate, up-to-date information on cancer to patients, their families, and the general public. Information specialists translate the latest scientific information into understandable language and respond in English, Spanish, or on TTY equipment.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Toll-free number: 1-888-644-6226
TTY: 1-866-464-3615

    Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NCCIH facilitates research and evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) healing practices and shares this information with the public. Also lists CAM-related clinical trials.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

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Last Medical Review: 07/15/2015
Last Revised: 07/15/2015