Memorial's Pain Management Specialists
While pain frequently accompanies cancer, it is often under treated. Many patients with advanced cancer say pain is the most distressing symptom of their disease. What people do not realize is, for virtually all patients cancer pain can be controlled.
There are many options available for treatment. Most patients are treated with medications initially. Other services available include:
- Nerve blocks
- Intraspinal drug infusion systems
- Radiation Therapy
- Acupuncture and massage therapy are also available and enhance any of our treatments, sometimes providing relief on their own.
Memorial’s Pain Management Specialists are dedicated to finding the best treatment options for their patients with cancer pain. You can ask your oncologist or nurse for a consultation from our team, which includes specially trained physicians, nurses, pharmacists and body work therapists. This team can work with you and your caregivers to develop a plan that respects your values and goals, and adapts with your pain needs as they change during your cancer treatment.