Man­ag­ing and treat­ing pain

C.A.R.E. - - Living With Cancer -

Pain isn’t an in­evitable part of can­cer, but it is a real pos­si­bil­ity. Re­mem­ber— All pain can be treated, and most pain can be con­trolled or re­lieved.

Talk to your doc­tor about the pos­si­bil­ity of pain and about avail­able medicines so you can plan ahead.

Dis­cuss with your doc­tor, nurse or phar­ma­cist about how to take pain medicines safely and about any con­cerns you have about side ef­fects and the pos­si­bil­i­ties of be­com­ing de­pen­dent on pain med­i­ca­tion.

It’s eas­ier to con­trol pain right when it starts rather than wait­ing un­til it be­comes se­vere. There’s no need to “tough it out.”

Know Goodto

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