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Pain| is the most common symptom of secondary bone cancer. There are different types of pain which may need different treatments.
Watch our video about the different things that can be done to control cancer pain if you have advanced cancer.
You may be prescribed other drugs, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or bisphosphonates| to help relieve your pain. Or you may be given other treatments, such as cementoplasty|.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, your doctor may prescribe a mild sleeping tablet for you. Other general ways of relaxing and helping to reduce your pain include:
If your pain isn’t controlled at any time, it’s important to let your doctor or specialist palliative care nurse know as soon as possible. You can ask your doctor to refer you to a palliative care nurse. They are specialists in advising on pain and symptom control, and giving emotional support. They can visit you at home. You may find it helpful to read our sections on controlling cancer pain| and controlling the symptoms of cancer| .
Research| is ongoing to find new drugs, different ways of giving drugs, and new techniques to control pain for people with secondary cancer in the bone.
Content last reviewed: 1 December 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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