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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Acute, Chronic and Breakthrough Pain
  • Words to Describe Cancer Pain to Your Health Care Team
  • Barriers to Pain Management
  • Medications to Treat Cancer Pain
  • Coping with Side Effects of Pain Management-Constipation, Sleepiness and Nausea
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Nessa Coyle, NP, PhD
Pain and Palliative Care Service, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Stewart B. Fleishman, MD
Director, Supportive Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital
Glenn Meuche, MSW
Coordinator, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on March 5, 2009.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.