Cancer pain results from the tumor pressing on nerves or invading bones or organs. Cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery can also cause pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription medications, radiation, biofeedback, and relaxation techniques are just some treatments for cancer pain. Read more: Cancer Pain Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
- gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant, Fanatrex FusePag) Side Effects, Dosage, and Abuse
- Narcotic Pain Medications (Opioids, Analgesics, Narcotics)
- naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve
- clonidine (Catapres, Catapres-TTS)
- ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
- codeine (for Pain)
- Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone: Which Is Better for Pain?
- Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)
- Oxycodone: for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta)
- Oxycodone vs. Tramadol for Pain
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Dilaudid-5, Dilaudid-HP Injection, Exalgo) for Pain
- Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain
- ondansetron (Zofran, Zofran ODT, Zuplenz)
- Percocet vs. Lortab for Pain
- cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
- nortriptyline, Pamelor, Aventyl - has been discontinued in the U.S.
- fentanyl patch (Duragesic)
- carbamazepine, Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril
- hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)
- meperidine - injection, Demerol
- fentanyl tablet - buccal, Fentora
- Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale, Blowball, Lion's Teeth)
- Dilaudid vs. Percocet for Pain
- fentanyl lozenge - buccal, Actiq
- alemtuzumab (Campath)
- granisetron transdermal system (patch), Sancuso
- Hydrocodone vs. Hydromorphone (Differences between Side Effects)
- sonidegib (Odomzo)
Prevention & Wellness
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