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When should I tell my doctor about cancer-related pain?

If you are a cancer survivor, it's important to tell your doctor or nurse if you experience a new pain or the pain changes and feels different to you. Let them know right away if you develop painful swelling (lymphedema) in an arm or leg.

Contact your healthcare team right away if you feel pain, numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation in your hands or feet. Also, let your doctor know if your current pain medications stop working or are not working as well as they once did.

It is important to get the best treatment possible. If pain becomes severe, it can become more difficult to manage. Keep a record of your pain. Take this information to your appointments with your doctor.

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