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