Having cancer does not always mean having pain. But if you do have pain, you can work with your health care team to make sure a pain control plan is part of your care. There are many different kinds of medicines, different ways to take the medicines, and non-drug methods that can help to treat and control pain.
Pain is a personal experience that can be different for everyone. Your health care team can determine what type of pain you are having and what treatment options are best. Learn more about pain that may be caused by cancer and cancer treatment, and what types of medications and treatments might help.
Even severe cancer pain can be treated. How you report and describe pain helps your health care team know what may work best to relieve it. Learn how to track your symptoms, talk to your health care team, and find resources to help manage your pain.