How to Cope with Cancer Pain - Frequently Asked Questions

Shivangi Saxena
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jul 04, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for cancer pain?

You should consult an oncologist (medical or surgical), physiotherapist, palliative care or rehabilitation center.

2. Does everyone with cancer have pain?

No, having cancer does not always mean that the person will have pain. It might happen that the person does not have tumor suppression which generally leads to pain.

3. Does a person taking opioids become addicted to it?

Cancer patients rarely become addicted to opioids. Patients can only have physical dependence on pain medication but, the risk of psychological dependence to analgesics is negligible with well-managed treatment.

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