- What do I need to know about pain control?
- Facts about cancer pain treatment
- What causes pain in people with cancer?
- Types of pain
- Treating cancer pain
- Developing a plan for pain control
- Keep a record of your pain.
- Medicines used to relieve pain
- How is pain medicine given?
- Different ways to treat chronic and breakthrough pain
- Non-opioid pain medicines
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Opioid pain medicines
- Other types of pain medicine
- Other medical methods to relieve pain
- Non-medical treatments for pain
- Skin stimulation
- Emotional support and counseling
- To learn more about cancer pain
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, www.cancer.org, or order free copies from our toll-free number at 1-800-227-2345.
Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)
Bone Metastasis (also in Spanish)
Advanced Cancer (also in Spanish)
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)
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)
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
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.
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Visit www.cancer.org, or call us at 1-800-227-2345
Last Medical Review: 07/15/2015
Last Revised: 07/15/2015