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Pain or discomfort

Pain can be a common side effect of cancer and its treatment.   

Please click on the coloured links below for information about coping with pain.  

Macmillan Cancer Support – pain

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Also produces booklets on different types of cancer and on aspects of living with cancer, including "Managing cancer pain".

Freephone helpline – 0808 808 00 00

Cancer Research UK – cancer and pain control

The Cancer Research UK website has information on different types of cancer and living with cancer.

Cancer Research UK freephone helpline: 0808 800 4040

If you require more information about coping with pain, please contact the Cancer Information Centre and we will try to help you. 

This page last reviewed 19/06/2023