This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about cancer pain and how it is managed during and after treatment and in palliative care.
Some people with cancer have pain. This can be caused by the cancer, its treatment, or other underlying conditions unrelated to the cancer.
We cannot give advice about the best pain relief for you. You need to discuss this with your health professionals. However, this information may answer some of your questions and help you think about what to ask your health care team.
This booklet does not need to be read from cover to cover – just read the parts that are useful to you. Some medical terms that may be unfamiliar are explained in the glossary. You may also like to pass this booklet to family and friends for their information.