Cancer of the pancreas and its treatment may lead to pain. Your doctor or a specialist in pain control can suggest ways to relieve or reduce pain. You may want to ask if your hospital has a palliative care team.
There are many ways to relieve or reduce pain:
- Pain medicine: Your health care team can suggest medicines that will relieve pain. If you have constipation or other side effects from the medicine, your health care team will help you manage the problems.
- Nerve block: The doctor may inject alcohol into the area around certain nerves in the abdomen to block the pain.
- Other methods: You may find that massage or acupuncture helps relieve pain. Also, you may learn other methods, such as hypnosis, relaxation, music therapy, imagery, and biofeedback.