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.
|Try an over-the-counter medicine to help treat your fever or pain:|
|Be sure to follow these safety tips when you use an over-the-counter medicine:|
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology|
|Last Revised||October 31, 2011|
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