The Educated Patient: Pain Control - A Guide for People with Cancer and Their Families

Cancer patients looking for more information on dealing with cancer pain will find a great deal of information here.

This site from the American Cancer Society describes the different aspects of cancer that can cause pain, such as the treatment or the diagnostic procedures, the difference between chronic and breakthrough pain, and the side effects that can sometimes occur with treatments for pain. The site also provides patients with ways to develop a plan for pain control and how to keep track of the pain they experience, which will help find effective ways to treat it. Explanations of the different kinds of pain medicine, the ways in which they are administered, and the side effects of these medications are all explained.

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