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What are the benefits of pain management programs during cancer treatment?

Pain management can help you find relief from pain, which all people with cancer feel to some degree during and after treatment. Medicine is usually prescribed for most levels of pain. Pain management prescriptions also can be combined with non-drug pain management methods, such as:
  • Relaxation
  • Distraction
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise
  • Support groups
  • Imagery

How it's used: Programs can be customized to meet your personal needs and pain levels. Cancer centers can provide you with instructions for these non-drug methods, as well as with instructional pamphlets and videos.

Caution: Some methods may not be right for you. Consult with your doctor first before engaging in any pain management program.

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