You may be prescribed other medicines to take with your painkillers. These are often known as adjuvant drugs.
It might help to have our booklet about controlling cancer pain. It describes the different treatments and approaches to help people in pain.
You might worry that pain is a sign of cancer. There can be many causes for different symptoms, but it is good to be aware of what to look for.
We want everyone to have a Macmillan nurse by their side every step of the way. Help us be there for more people than ever.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Community member, Kath, was diagnosed in 2012 with squamous cell cervical cancer at age 36. Read her inspirational story of how she went on to have a son after treatment.
This group is for cancer survivors and people who have finished treatment. It is a space to discuss things like the physical and emotional after effects of cancer, returning to work, or trying to move on with your life.
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All our information is reviewed by cancer or other relevant professionals to ensure that it’s accurate and reflects the best evidence available. We thank all those people who have provided expert review for the information on this page.
Our information is also reviewed by people affected by cancer to ensure it is as relevant and accessible as possible. Thank you to all those people who reviewed what you're reading and have helped our information to develop.
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