Not all forms of cancer or cancer treatment cause pain. If pain
occurs, many treatments are available to relieve it. If your doctor has given you instructions or medicines to treat pain, be sure to
follow them. Home treatment may help to reduce pain and improve your physical
and mental well-being. Be sure to discuss with your doctor any home treatment you may use.
For more information, see the topic Cancer Pain.
Other home treatments for pain include:
You may wish to try one of the alternative therapies listed below. Be
sure to talk with your doctor about which therapies might be best
for you. Some of these treatments require a specialist (like acupuncture). But you can learn to do others by yourself (such as relaxation techniques). For more information, see the topic Complementary Medicine.
October 31, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology
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