Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain

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More information from your American Cancer Society

We have selected some related information that may also be helpful to you. These materials may be read on our website or ordered 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

We also have more detailed information on most of the drugs and methods discussed here. Please call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit to learn more.

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. Also can help people find nearby clinical trials.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Toll-free number: 1-888-644-6226
TTY: 1-866-464-3615

    Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NCCAM 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: 06/10/2014
Last Revised: 06/10/2014