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Some people with cancer never have any pain, however, some people may have pain due to the cancer or its treatment.
You might like to watch our video about pain control|.
If pain occurs, it can usually be successfully controlled by you, your family or friends, and members of the medical and nursing team who are caring for you. This section is a practical guide to ways of dealing with any pain that occurs.
How your pain is managed will depend on a number of factors, such as the cause of the pain and how bad it is for you. Painkillers| are often used, but you may also have treatments such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy|. Other ways to control your pain| include TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), nerve blocks, acupuncture and relaxation therapies.
Content last reviewed: 1 April 2011
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