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Pain Management Resources for Cancer patients and Their Care Givers

General Health Information Internet Resources

  • NIH Senior Health - Health information from the National Institutes of Health specifically geared towards senior citizens.
  • MedlinePlus - Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
  • National Cancer Institute - Comprehensive Cancer Information from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

General Pain Management Internet Resources

Local Resources

Pharmaceutical Treatments

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

  • National Center For Complementary And Alternative Health - This site from the National Institutes of Health provides a general overview of this topic. It also discusses the uses and of this type of therapy in relation to cancer and includes a list of questions for patients when discussing these treatments with their health care provider.
  • Complementary And Alternative Medicine In Cancer Treatment - A fact sheet from the National Cancer Institute in question and answer format that addresses some of the most common questions regarding CAM treatments, how to choose a CAM practitioner and what you need to know about the safety of some treatments.

Mind-Body Medicines

  • This section covers such therapies as meditation, biofeedback, imagery, yoga, and hypnosis.
  • Yoga For Cancer Patients and Survivors - An Article from Cancer Control Journal: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center - available free online.
  • Bower, J. E., A. Woolery, B. Ste rnlieb, and D. Garet Yoga for cancer patients and
  • survivors. Cancer Control, Jul 2005, 12(3):165-171. Author email:
  • Meditation a Hit for Pain Management - A link to an NPR article by Allison Aubrey discussing meditation for pain relief.
  • American Cancer Society: Meditation - An article from the American Cancer Society regarding the explanation and use of meditation to alleviate cancer pain.
  • American Cancer Society: Hypnosis - An article from the American Cancer Society explaining hypnosis and how it can be effective for relief of cancer pain.
  • American Cancer Society: Imagery - An article from the American Cancer Society defining imagery and how it can be an effective treatment for some patients suffering from cancer pain.




  • B&ECPL - catalog
  • Nioga - catalog