Not all cancers cause pain, but when they do, patients need access to high quality pain management. The goal of pain management is to achieve the best possible pain relief without toxicity and with minimal side effects. Good pain management takes a flexible approach and encompasses a wide range of options. Many people do not realize that just as there are specialists for the heart disease or cancer, there are physicians and other practitioners who are experts in pain.
We have specialists that treat adults, children and adolescents with cancer. The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine offers acupuncture and the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology offers mind/body techniques and complementary strategies to manage symptoms. Both of these may be helpful with pain and can augment all pain management strategies.
Pain management services include:
California Pain Medicine Center
UCLA Pain Management Center
Palliative Care Program
Pediatric Pain Program
Last updated: 2/25/2010 10:29:21 AM