Cancer: Home Treatment for Pain
Not all forms of cancer or cancer treatment cause pain. If pain occurs, many treatments are available to relieve it. If your health professional has given you instructions or medicines to treat pain, be sure to follow them. Home treatment may help to reduce pain and improve your physical and mental well-being. Be sure to discuss any home treatment you may use with your health professional.
For more information, see the topic Cancer Pain.
|Try an over-the-counter medicine to help treat your fever or pain:|
|Be sure to follow these safety tips when you use an over-the-counter medicine:|
Other home treatments for pain include:
- Heat and cold packs, to relieve painful areas of the body.
- Stretching and range-of-motion exercises, to maintain strength, flexibility, and mobility.
You may wish to try one of the alternative therapies listed below. Be sure to talk with your health professional about which therapies might be best for you. For more information, see the topic Complementary Medicine.
|Author||Bets Davis, MFA|
|Editor||Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN|
|Associate Editor||Pat Truman, MATC|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology|
|Last Updated||October 30, 2009|