Information about cancer related pain, how it is treated and common side effects of treatment.
Understanding and Managing Pain
Pain is an unpleasant sensation that can be described in a number of ways. It can be temporary or can last for a long period of time. This handout provides an overview of pain, possible causes, rating pain, and how with treatment it can be managed.
Breakthrough pain is a sudden flare of pain the "breaks through" the long-acting medication prescribed to treat moderate to sever persistent pain. It is a type of pain that can be experienced by someone who has chronic pain.
Concerns about Opioid Use
Opioids are a class of medication used to treat pain in the cancer population. When used correctly these medications can be useful in managing chronic and acute pain.
Resources for More Information: Cancer Pain Management
This article provides resources for more information for patients and caregivers coping with cancer pain management.