Pain Management Facts
This fact sheet provides information about pain management including
- Effects of pain
- Different types of pain (acute, persistent and breakthrough pain)
- Causes of pain
- Cancer-related pain
- Assessing pain and communicating about pain
- Treatments for pain
- Questions to ask your healthcare professional
- Additional resources for support
No matter when you have pain over the course of your disease, it is important to remember that all pain can be treated and most pain can be controlled or relieved.
For people with blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms) pain can be related to the cancer itself, to the treatment of cancer, or both. Pain can also be caused by problems unrelated to cancer.