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Navigating Pain On The Cancer Journey 

The Cancering Show

Release Date: 11/13/2023

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In this episode of The Cancering Show, Dr. JYP explores the topic of pain and its connection to cancer. She shares a powerful personal story highlighting the importance of addressing and managing pain in cancer patients. She also discusses the types of pain that can arise during the cancer journey, the difference between cancer pain and treatment pain, and when to communicate with your doctor about your pain. Dr. JYP also relates strategies for managing pain at home and the importance of finding the right pain relief methods. Join us as we delve into this crucial aspect of Cancering. 
 

Key Episode Takeaways 
 
1. Pain management is a top priority. Patients with cancer deserve the best possible experience with the least amount of pain and suffering. It is crucial for healthcare providers to prioritize pain management throughout the treatment journey. 
 
2. Communication is key. Open and honest communication between patients and their healthcare team is essential in effectively managing pain. Patients should feel empowered to express their pain levels and concerns so that they receive appropriate treatment. 
 
3. Layering pain medications is an important strategy. Rather than starting with the highest dose of a single medication, a layered approach to pain management can provide maximum relief with minimal side effects. Working closely with your healthcare provider, different pain medications can be combined to effectively manage pain. 



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