News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center • January 2010 - Issue 54 Managing Cancer Pain
Managing pain is an important part of cancer treatment. You can sleep better and do your normal activities. Freedom from pain may even help cancer treatments work better.
Cancer pain may result from the disease itself or from medical testing and treatment. Tell your health care provider about any pain you experience. Be sure to notify your cancer care team immediately if you have any new pain, or if your pain gets worse.
Freedom from pain may help cancer treatments work better.
Pain specialists use many methods to control pain. Te methods include medication, acupuncture, relaxation, and distraction. Your health care team and you will develop a plan that best suits your needs. You may also consider seeing a pain specialist.
Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Program can help you with pain and other problems your cancer may cause. Teir goal is to give cancer patients and their families the best possible quality of life. For more information, call the Huntsman Cancer Information Service at 801-581-6365 or 1-888-424-2100.
Questions About Cancer?
Te Cancer Learning Center (CLC) gives you the answers you need—in person, by phone, or by e-mail. Te CLC library has more than 3,000 books, videos, CDs, and audiobooks on a variety of cancer topics that anyone can check out free. Talk one-on-one with trained and caring staff, or send an e-mail for answers to your cancer questions.
Visit the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute Call 1-888-424-2100 toll free
Send e-mail to patient.edu
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